BLISS, Philemon (1813-1889)

BLISS, PHILEMON, a Representative from Ohio; born in Canton, Conn., July 28, 1813; attended Fairfield Academy and Hamilton College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; later practiced in Elyria, Ohio; presiding judge of the fourteenth judicial circuit of Ohio 1848-1851; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; appointed chief justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Dakota by President Lincoln in 1861; subsequently moved to St. Joseph, Mo.; associate justice of the supreme court of Missouri 1868-1872; dean of the law division of the State University of Missouri at Columbia 1872-1889; died in St. Paul, Minn., August 25, 1889; interment in the Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Mo.

  • Bliss, Philemon. Citizenship: State citizens, general citizens. [Washington: Buell & Blanchard, printers, 1858].
  • ------. Complaints of the extensionists--their falsity. [N.p., 1856].
  • ------. The Federal judiciary. Speech of Hon. Philemon Bliss, of Ohio, in the United States House of Representatives, February 7, 1859. [Washington: N.p., 1859].
  • ------. Of sovereignty. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1885.
  • ------. Success of the absolutists. Their idealism; what and whence is it? Speech of Hon. Philemon Bliss, of Ohio, in the House of Representatives, May 24, 1858. Washington: Buell & Blanchard, printers, 1858.
  • ------. A treatise upon the law of pleading under the codes of civil procedure of the states of New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, California, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the territories of Arizona and Utah. St. Louis: F.H. Thomas and Company, 1879. Revised and annotated by E,. F. Johnson. St Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1894.