In Memoriam: John Blundell (1952-2014)

John Blundell, a champion of liberty—and a friend of The Center for Vision & Values—passed away on July 22, 2014.

“John had much still to contribute,” said Dr. Paul Kengor, executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. “He was continuing to do some of the very best work on the contributions of women to the American Revolution and to the cause of freedom generally. He shared that work with our students. He was a witty, engaging, and delightful person and speaker. John Blundell will be missed.”

John spent 20 years as the general director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in London. Before his instrumental work at IEA, he was president of the Charles G. Koch and Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundations. Blundell also led the Institute for Humane Studies and the Atlas Network. From 2007-2010, John served as a Trustee of The Philadelphia Society.

John was an accomplished historian and a leading scholar on Margaret Thatcher. The Center for Vision & Values is honored that Blundell spoke at two of our events in recent years. In tribute to John, we will post both of his lectures on our web site and social media accounts. We invite you to click below to watch John speaking at Grove City College on one of his preferred subjects: Margaret Thatcher.