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Banker

Charles Melbourne Bliss, American banker. Trustee Northwestern University, Alonzo Mather Foundation, Evanston, Illinois; board directors Visiting Nurse Association of Evanston. Served with Army of the United States, 1943. Member Association Reserve City Bankers (board directors), Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

Bliss, Charles Melbourne was born on October 9, 1921 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles H. and Hazel (Whitmore) Bliss.

Education

AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1943. Student, Harvard Business School, 1943. Master of Business Administration with distinction, Northwestern University, 1947.

Career

With Harris Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, 1944-1984, president, director, since 1976, chief executive officer, since 1977, chairman, 1980-1984. Director Kellogg Company.

Membership

Trustee Northwestern University, Alonzo Mather Foundation, Evanston, Illinois. Board directors Visiting Nurse Association of Evanston. Served with Army of the United States, 1943.

Member Association Reserve City Bankers (board directors), Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Casino, Chicago, Commercial (Chicago). Glen View (Illinois) Golf.

Metropolitan (Washington).

Connections

Married Margaret Soule, January 1, 1943. Children: Charles Melbourne, Marian (Mistress William White), Emily (Mistress Robert L. Crawford).

father:
Charles H. Bliss

mother:
Hazel (Whitmore) Bliss

spouse:
Margaret Soule

children:
Marian Bliss (Mistress William White)

Charles Melbourne Bliss

Emily Bliss (Mistress Robert L. Crawford)