Eliakim Raymond Bliss, American lawyer. Mason, 33°.
Bliss, Eliakim Raymond was born on September 3, 1846 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Son of George Ripley (Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Laws) and Mary A. (Raymond) B.
Brother of Tasker Howard and Robert Pratt Bliss. Educated at the University of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and old University of Chicago, A.M. Bachelor of Laws, Columbian (now George Washington University, 1873.
Has lived in Chicago, since 1863. Admitted to bar, 1873, but did not begin practice until 1876. Company attorney Cook Company, Illinois, 1882-1884, 1886-1889, in 1889 as company attorney, established validity of law permitting annexation of Hyde Park, Lake View and other suburbs.