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 Philemon Bliss

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Philemon Bliss Famous memorial

Birth
Canton, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death
25 Aug 1889 (aged 76)
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID
28513523 View Source

US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1840, commenced law practice at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and was presiding judge of the fourteenth judicial circuit of Ohio, 1848 to 1851. In 1855, he was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress, serving until 1859. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Dakota by President Lincoln, serving 1861 to 1868. He relocated to Missouri in 1868, was appointed associate justice of the State Supreme Court and was dean of the law division of the State University of Missouri, from 1872 until his death.

US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1840, commenced law practice at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and was presiding judge of the fourteenth judicial circuit of Ohio, 1848 to 1851. In 1855, he was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress, serving until 1859. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Dakota by President Lincoln, serving 1861 to 1868. He relocated to Missouri in 1868, was appointed associate justice of the State Supreme Court and was dean of the law division of the State University of Missouri, from 1872 until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Inscription

``Philemon Bliss, at one time a
congressman from Ohio and a judge of
the Supreme Courts of Ohio, the Dakotas
and Missouri, came to Columbia
as the first dean of the School of Law.
He lies here in company with another judge,
Priestly H. McBride, who was also secretary
of state for Missouri.''

University Missourian., August 05, 1915, Page Page Three

[transcribed by Michelle Morgan #48248640]


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 25 Jul 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 28513523
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28513523/philemon-bliss: accessed ), memorial page for Philemon Bliss (28 Jul 1813–25 Aug 1889), Find a Grave Memorial ID 28513523, citing Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.