1932 – Bliley was born on the 28th of January, in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
1948 – Graduated at the age of 16 from Benedictine High School in Richmond, Virginia.
1952 – Bliley earned a B.A. from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
1952-1955 – Served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.
– Worked as a funeral director for Joseph W. Bliley Co. Funeral Home, a family business.
1968-1970 – Entered in politics and was elected vice-mayor of Richmond.
1970-1977 – Won the mayoralty position in the election.
1981-2001 – He became the Representative from Virginia.
1995-2001 – Elected Chairman of the House Commerce Committee.