Bliss, Cornelius Newton
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.
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