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COD : O. T. ''Ted'' Blank

Certificate Of Distinction Winner-1977 O.T. "Ted" Blank

O. T. ''Ted'' Blank


Logansport, IN


You will find good farmers in most every neighborhood in Indiana. Likewise, you can find a lot of dedicated community workers out there. It's a rare combination when you can find all those good qualities in one person. O. T. ''Ted'' Blank is just such a person.
Raised most of his life on a farm northwest of Logansport, Indiana, Ted attended the Purdue School of Agriculture. He returned to the home farm and, along with his Father, de­veloped an outstanding herd of Chester White swine. He served as National Chairman of the Chester Wh ite Swine Record Association, and is past president of the I ndiana Livestock Breeders Association. In 1973, his portrait was hung in the Livestock Hall of Fame at Purdue University.
From 1958 to 1966, Ted was a member of the Indiana State Fair Board, and served as its chairman in 1966.
Cass County has an outstanding 4-H Fair, and Ted Blank was a leader in the development of the excellent facilities at their new location.
His influence is felt in other ways. Ted was chairman of the Logansport YM-YWCA Board in 1967-70, and continues as an active member of that Board. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Logansport.
For eight years, Ted was a member of the Cass County Republican Central Committee, and served as its chairman for two years.
In 1975, Ted Blank was chosen as one of four former 4-Hers to receive the Indiana 4-H Alumni Award. This past year, he was one of eight people in the country to receive the National 4-H Alumni Award. Only four Hoosiers have received that honor in the past twenty-five years.
Ted Blank, you are a credit to your profession, and we salute you with this Certificate of Distinction.