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Lawyer

George Bliss, American lawyer. member of commission drafting The Special and Local Laws Affecting Public Interests in the City of New York, 1879-1880.

Background

Bliss, George was born on May 3, 1830 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George and Mary (Dwight) Bliss.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1851.

Career

Admitted to New York bar, 1857. Private secretary to Governor E.D. Morgan of New York State, 1859. Colonel, paymaster New York Militia, 1862.

Commissioned captain 4th New York Heavy Artillery. Attorney Board of Health and Metropolitan Board of Excise, New York City, 1866-1872. Appointed United State Attorneys for Southern District New York, 1872.

Drafted New York City Charter of 1873. Member of commission drafting The Special and Local Laws Affecting Public Interests in the City of New York, 1879-1880. Helped draft New York City Consolidation Act, 1881.

Membership

Member of commission drafting The Special and Local Laws Affecting Public Interests in the City of New York, 1879-1880.

Connections

Married Catherine Van Rennselear Dwight, October 22, 1856. Married second, Anais Casey, May 25, 1887.

father:
George Bliss

mother:
Mary (Dwight) Bliss

spouses:
Catherine Van Rennselear Dwight

Anais Casey