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Bliss, Cornelius Newton

Born: 1833 AD
Died: 1911 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators

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.