George Bliss (Congressman)

George Bliss ( born January 1, 1813 in Jericho, Vermont, † October 24, 1868 in Wooster, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1853 and 1855, and again from 1863 to 1865, he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Bliss visited the Granville College. After a subsequent law degree in 1841 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Akron to work in this profession. In 1850 he became Chief Judge of the eighth judicial district of Ohio. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1852 Bliss was in the 18th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of David Kellogg Cartter on March 4, 1853. As he withdrew his original candidacy for re-election in 1854, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1855. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Bliss moved to Wooster, where he practiced law. In the elections of 1862 he was elected to Congress again in the 14th district of his state, where he replaced Blake Harrison on March 4, 1863. Since he has not been confirmed in 1864, he could spend in the House of Representatives until March 3, 1865 only represents a term. This was determined by the events of the Civil War.

In August 1866 George Bliss participated in Philadelphia as a delegate to the National Union Convention. He died on October 24, 1868 in Wooster, where he was also buried.