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George Bliss

merchant , banker

George Bliss, American merchant, banker.

Background

Bliss, George was born on April 21, 1816 in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William and Martha (Parsons) Bliss.

Education

M Catherine Sanford, 1840.

Career

Began as clerk Harvey Sanford’s dry-goods store, New Haven, 1832, became partner, 1837. Formed dry-goods firm Phelps, Chittenden & Bliss, New York City, 1844, became head of firm, changed name to George Bliss & Company, 1853. Formed banking firm Morton, Bliss & Co:, 1869.

Connections

Married second, Augusta H. Smith, July 22, 1868.

father:
William Bliss

mother:
Martha (Parsons) Bliss

spouse:
Augusta H. Smith