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Archibald Bliss - Brooklyn, New York Congressman/bushwick Railroad Co. President For Sale
BLISS, ARCHIBALD M. (1838-1923) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1875-83 & 1885-89; President & Vice President of the Bushwick Railroad Company – 1868-78; Director of the New York & Long Island Bridge Company
Signature, as U.S. Congressman from New York, “A.M. Bliss, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” on a 2” x 4 ½” portion of an album page.
From the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:
BLISS, Archibald Meserole, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., January 25, 1838; attended the common schools; alderman of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1864-1867, serving as president of the board of aldermen in 1866; unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor of Brooklyn in 1867; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864 and 1868, to the Liberal National Convention in 1872, and to the Democratic National Conventions in 1876, 1880, 1884, and 1888; member of the board of water commissioners of Brooklyn in 1871 and 1872; president and vice president of the Bushwick Railroad Co., 1868-1878; director of the New York & Long Island Bridge Co.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; elected to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); chairman, Committee on Pensions (Fiftieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; engaged in the real estate business in Washington, D.C., until his death there on March 19, 1923; interment in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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