Blahous was born in 1963 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, the second of three children of Charles Paul Blahous II of Czech descent and Marjorie Alice Robertson of Scot/English ancestry. He was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Princeton University in 1985, and a Ph.D. in computational quantum chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in in 1989.
Between 1989 and 1996, Blahous worked as a congressional fellow and legislative director to Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming, after whose retirement he served from 1996 to 2000 as a policy director for Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire. From June 2000 through February 2001 he served as the executive director of the Alliance for Worker Retirement Security. In May 2001, he was appointed by President Bush to be the Executive Director of the President's Commission To Strengthen Social Security.
His ideas about Social Security reform issues are explained in Reforming Social Security for Ourselves and Our Posterity, a book he published in September 2000. Apart from politics, he is also a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and has published several articles on baseball in renowned American baseball journals.
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