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 John Blaisdell Corliss

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John Blaisdell Corliss

  • Birth 7 Jun 1851 Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 24 Dec 1929 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 7450418

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from the Vermont Methodist University in 1871, from the law department of Columbian College Washington, D.C., in 1875 and settled in Detroit, Michigan, that same year. There, he was admitted to the bar, practiced law, was City Attorney of Detroit, (1882-86) and prepared the first complete charter for Detroit which was passed by the legislature in 1884. In 1895, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1903. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 78.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Blaisdell Corliss (7 Jun 1851–24 Dec 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7450418, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .