Alexander Blewett III


Alexander Blewett IIIAlexander "Zander" Blewett III was born during World War II in Wareham, Massachusetts. His father, Alex Blewett, Jr., and mother, Fern Blewett, moved back to Great Falls after the war. Zander attended Great Falls High School, graduated in 1963, and attended Montana State University (MSU), graduating in 1967 with a B.S. in mathematics. He was then in the Army and later went to the University of Montana Law School, where he graduated with a JD in 1971. He is married to Andrea Ann Friedl and they have two sons, Anders and Drew. Since 1971, Zander has been a practicing trial attorney in a statewide Montana practice. He has been a partner or owner in the law firm Hoyt & Blewett PLLC since October 1985 and now practices with his two sons and two other lawyers who have been associated with him throughout their legal careers.

Zander wrestled for the MSU Bobcats all four years of his undergrad (1963-1967) and remains a big wrestling fan. Throughout his life, Zander has played handball and racquetball, and now plays squash regularly. He and his sons are very active in mountain climbing and Zander has climbed the six highest peaks in Glacier National Park, in addition to Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Hood, Granite Peak and a variety of other highest peaks in several of the western states. He also does a lot of cross-country skiing and is an avid fly fisherman on the Missouri and Smith Rivers. He and his wife, Andy, also take their inflatable canoe down a number of Montana rivers – mostly the Dearborn and the Smith. In addition, Zander is an avid, but frustrated, golfer.