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Cornelius Newton Bliss
Birth: Jan. 26, 1833
Fall River
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1911
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in Fall River, Massacusetts, he was a merchant and partner in a prominent Boston, Massachusetts commercial house before he moved to New York City, New York in 1874. By 1881, his firm, Bliss, Fabyan and Company, became one of the largest wholesale dry-goods houses in the country. He was an advocate of protective tarriffs and was one of the organizers of the American Protective Tarriff League. He was also active in politics and served as the chairman of the Republican state committee (1887 to 1888), plus treasurer of the Republican National Committee 1892 to 1904. In 1897, President William McKinley appointed him United States Secretary of the Interior. He served until 1899 and in 1900, he was invited to stand as President McKinley's vice president, but refused the offer and resigned. He returned to his wholesale interests in New York City until his death from heart disease at age 78. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 121, Wintergreen Plot
 
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Record added: Mar 11, 2003
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- Shari
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014
for my distant relative
- historylover4ever
 Added: Oct. 4, 2012
Financier, philanthropist, an incorporator of the American Red Cross and Metropolitan Opera Association chairman from 1933 to 1946
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 8, 2012
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