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George BLISS

(1813-1868)

BLISS, George, a Representative from Ohio; born in Jericho, Vt., January 1, 1813; attended Granville College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Akron, Ohio; appointed presiding judge of the eighth judicial district in 1850 and served until the office was discontinued, owing to a change in the constitution; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was a candidate for renomination in 1855 but subsequently withdrew; moved to Wooster, Ohio, and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; died in Wooster, Ohio, October 24, 1868; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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