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Blanchard, Theresa Weldlocked

(24 August 1893–12 March 1978)
  • Mary Lou LeCompte

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Blanchard, Theresa Weld (24 August 1893–12 March 1978), figure skater, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the daughter of Alfred Windsor Weld, a stockbroker, and Theresa Davis. Theresa Weld attended private schools and enjoyed the privileges of membership in the Country Club of Brookline, where she learned horsemanship, tennis, and figure skating. She won her first meet in a skating event intended for males only. While awaiting the scores, she overheard one judge remark, “Give it to the pretty girl.”...

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