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David Blanchette - IHPA legacy

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David Blanchette is the Public Informations Officer/Communications Manager for the IHPA and Presidential Library. He received his B.A. in Journalism from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL, in 1982, then went on to work for WJIL-WJVO Radio in Jacksonville until 1987. In 1987, he became Public Information Officer for the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and in 1989 became P.I.O. for the Illinois Historical Preservation Agency.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Interview Session 02 (Audio)




Dave Blanchette with President Barack Obama, with presidential advisor David Axelrod in the background wearing a green jacket. President Obama was the featured speaker for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial dinner on February 12th, 2009.

Where: Springfield, Illinois

When: February 12th, 2009

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Dave Blanchette at the time of his interview in November, 2009.

Where: Springfield, Illinois


November, 2009

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