1833 – Born at Fall River, Massachusetts, on the 26th of January.
– Educated in his native city and in New Orleans.
1849 – Returned to Massachusetts, he became a clerk and a junior partner in a prominent Boston commercial house.
1874 – Moved to New York City to establish a branch of the firm Wright, Bliss & Fabyan.
1881 – On the death of Mr. Eben Wright, the firm became Bliss, Fabyan & Co.,
1887-1888 – He was chairman of the Republican state committee.
1892-1904 – Treasurer of the Republican National Committee.
1897-1899 – Served as United States Secretary of the Interior in President William McKinley’s cabinet.
1900 – He was invited to stand as President McKinley’s vice-president, but he refused the offer.
1901 – McKinley was assassinated and Roosevelt who did accept the offer became President.
1911 – Cornelius Newton Bliss died on 9th of October.