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Philemon Bliss

congressman , jurist

Philemon Bliss, American congressman, jurist. member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Ohio, 34th-35th congresses, 1855-1859; member Buchanan County (Missouri) Court.

Background

Bliss, Philemon was born on July 28, 1814 in North Canton, Connecticut, United States. Son of Asahel and Lydia (Griswold) Bliss.

Career

Chief justice Dakota Territory (helped organize the cts.

Membership

Member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Ohio, 34th-35th congresses, 1855-1859. Member Buchanan County (Missouri) Court.

Connections

Married Martha Sharp, 1843.

father:
Asahel Bliss

mother:
Lydia (Griswold) Bliss

spouse:
Martha Sharp