Stanton Forman Blain, son of Jean Throckmorton Forman and Randolph Harrison Blain, was born July 22, 1902 at Louisville, Kentucky. He was educated at the Virginia Military Institute, from which he graduated in June 1923. He subsequently earned his Master's degree at Washington & Lee University. Blain was a Professor of Spanish at VMI for 41 years, retiring in 1964. Blain married Emma Dorothy Guinn of Rockbridge County Virginia, on December 1, 1923. The couple had one daughter and one son. Blain died in Lexington, Virginia on April 14, 1972.