Vincente T. Blaz

U.S. Congressperson from United States of America

Vincente T. Blaz Brigadier General Vicente Tomás Blaz Garrido (born February 14, 1928), also known as Ben Blaz, is a retired United States Marine Corps Brigadier General. Blaz served in the Marine Corps from 1951 to until July 1, 1980. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. Blaz was elected the delegate to Congress from the Untied States territory of Guam in 1984 as a Republican. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985 until 1993. As his mother's maiden name was Garrido, he is sometimes called Ben Garrido Blaz, in accordance with Spanish naming customs. Vicente Blaz was born on February 14, 1928 in Guam. He was living on the island during the three years of Japanese occupation during World War II. During the occupation he was forced to work in labor battalions building aviation fields and planting rice. In 1947, he was awarded a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame. At the beginning of the Korean War, he joined the Marine Corp Reserve and attended Officer Candidate School. He graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Ben Garrido Blaz,Vincente Blaz
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America

Political career

Party From To
Republican Party


Institution From To
George Washington University
University of Notre Dame

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