James Blanchard was a well-known California Prohibitionist who, like many of us, ran for many offices over a long period of time. His entry in the 1908 volume of “Michigan Alumnus (v.14, p.25) says:
“James H. Blanchard, ’70, ’72, well known in legal circles at Los Angeles, has also been an ardent Prohibitionist throughout his career. He has several times been nominated to high office by the Prohibition Party and has an acknowledged reputation as a stump speaker.”
He ran for State Treasurer in 1898, for Governor in 1906, for Attorney General in 1914, and for Justice of the Supreme Court in 1902, 1904, and 1910.