- John Howie
Blanshard, Brand (27 August 1892–19 November 1987), rationalist philosopher and educator, was born Percy Brand Blanshard with a fraternal twin, Paul, in Fredericksburg, Ohio, the son of Francis George Blanshard, a Congregationalist minister, and Emily Coulter. In a tragic accident Emily Blanshard was burned to death when the twins were infants. Brand’s father served for a few years as a minister of a Congregationalist church. Suffering from consumption, the young minister, on advice from his physician, went to live in a dry western state. Unfortunately, the move was to no avail and he died a short time later....