Ben Garrido BLAZ, Congress, GU (1928)


BLAZ, Ben Garrido, a Delegate from Guam; born in Agana, Guam, February 14, 1928; lived on the island during the 3 years of Japanese occupation during World War II; was graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., in 1951; received an M.A. from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1963; was graduated from the Naval War College, Newport, R.I., in 1971; commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951, awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Medal with Combat ā€œVā€, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and retired with the rank of brigadier general in 1980; professor at the University of Guam 1983-1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1985-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; is a resident of Ordot, Guam.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present