Legendary Circumnavigator passes away
Past President Charles Blaisdell

Charles “Charlie” Blaisdell

Charles “Charlie” Blaisdell

When Charles “Charlie” Blaisdell went over the horizon on July 1st, he had led the fullest of lives—travels, adventures and a commitment to making the world a better place. He served as president of the Circumnavigators Club and honorary president of the Circumnavigators Foundation. Just five months short of 103, he worked as an attorney right up until the end.

Born in Brooklyn in 1915, he attended Dartmouth and Columbia Law School. He joined the Circumnavigators in 1965. During his storied career, he served, among other things, as an FBI agent, his exploits recounted in the newspaper link below.

Charlie was known for his friendly smile and ability to make people laugh. A true gentleman, he will be missed by all. The Circumnavigators send out their deepest sympathy to his beloved wife Beatrice and his family.

Read the 2014 article about Charlie from Westchester Magazine:
Pound Ridge’s Charlie Blaisdell, Former FBI Agent, Hunted Nazis And Helped Jail Mobsters

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