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[2] > Image [2] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1966-12-dec13.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

2 P p THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the University of Kentucky notes with sorrow the death of MR. PAUL GARRETT BLAZER, SR. on December 9, 1966. Native of Illinois. friend and benefactor of the University of Kentucky, Mr. Blazer gave generously of his time, talent, and leadership to this institution. WHILE STILL A YOUNG MAN, Mr. Blazer gave evidence of the leadership that was to be his as he moved through the echelons which ultimately led to a position of persuasive influence for good in the world of business and industry, in the broadening spheres of education and public service. HE WAS AN ALUMNUS of William and Vashti College of Aledo, Illinois, and of the University of Chicago. When he established his home in Kentucky, he soon became involved in the cause of edu- cation at all levels and gave wise counsel to his associates in that area of public service. EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO the University of Kentucky gave its first of many public recognitions to him when, in 1948, he received the Sullivan Medallion. Four years later, another University award was bestowed, an honorary degree. MR. BLAZER'S interest in the University of Kentucky continued throughout his life and he and his family not only made possible buildings and programs on the campus and elsewhere, but through his generosity young scholars were afforded an education. His interest in the University was never aloof, but always warm and personal. IN 1960 the University of Kentucky Press published a book entitled, BLAZER AND ASHLAND OIL, and in 1965 tribute was paid to him again by the University when he and his family received a special Centennial Medallion. OTHER INSTITUTIONS of higher learning also gave him deserved honors, among them Centre College and Pikeville College of Kentucky, and Marshall University of Huntington, West Virginia. MANY A YEAR will pass before another dedicated leader comes forward to carve the same enduring mark which Paul Garrett Blazer Senior has left upon this earth and in the hearts and minds of his fellow Kentuckians.