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WARD R. BLISS


Photo credit:

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.

 

Sessions

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

Biography

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.
 
 
 
Bibliography
 
Bliss, Ward R., Digest of the Special Laws Relating to Delaware County. (Edited Publication)
 
Bliss, Ward R., Delaware County Reports (eight volumes). (Edited Publication)