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McAtee, William, comp. Souvenir: Portraits and Biographies of the Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania and Heads of Departments, Session of 1895. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Roshon Portrait Company, 1895.



Session Year Position District Party
1889- 1890 Republican
1891- 1892 Republican
1893- 1894 Republican
1895- 1896 Republican
1897- 1898 Republican
1899- 1900 Republican
1901- 1902 Republican
1903- 1904 Majority Floor Leader Republican
1905- 1906 Republican
 Counties   Delaware


12/15/1855 - 01/06/1905

BLISS, Ward Raymond, a Representative from Delaware County; born in Lewisburg, Union County, Pa., December 15, 1855; graduated, Lewisburg (Bucknell) University, 1874; teacher; lawyer; publisher and editor, The Weekly Reporter; owner and editor, Delaware County Republican (1882-1893); chair, Delaware County Republican Committee (1887); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1889 term; reelected to serve 8 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Leader (1903-1904); died while in office, January 6, 1905 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania.
Bliss, Ward R., Digest of the Special Laws Relating to Delaware County. (Edited Publication)
Bliss, Ward R., Delaware County Reports (eight volumes). (Edited Publication)