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
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
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