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John Blaisdell Corliss

John Blaisdell Corliss, American congressman. member Corliss, Leete & Joslyn; member 54th to 57th Congresses (1895-1903), 1st Michigan Dist.


  • Corliss, John Blaisdell was born on June 7, 1851 in Richford, Vermont, United States. Son of Hezekiah and Lydia (Round) Corliss.

  • Education

    • Graduate Vermont Methodist U., 1871. Bachelor of Laws, Columbian (now George Washington University, 1875.


    • Admitted to bar, 1875, and began practice at Detroit. Senior member Corliss, Leete & Joslyn. President Michigan Lubricator Company, Shipman Coal Company, of Pennsylvania City attorney, Detroit, 1882-1886.

      Prepared 1st complete charter for Detroit which was passed by legislature, 1884, and remains in force. Member 54th to 57th Congresses (1895-1903), 1st Michigan District.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Corliss, Leete & Joslyn. Member 54th to 57th Congresses (1895-1903), 1st Michigan Dist.


    • Married Elizabeth N. Danforth, December 5, 1877.
    • father: Hezekiah Corliss
    • mother: Lydia (Round) Corliss
    • spouse: Elizabeth N. Danforth
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    Died December 24, 1929
    (aged 78)