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John Blaisdell Corliss

congressman

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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

Connections

Married Elizabeth N. Danforth, December 5, 1877.

father:
Hezekiah Corliss

mother:
Lydia (Round) Corliss

spouse:
Elizabeth N. Danforth