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BLICKERSDERFER (Soundex B426) — See also ALDERFER, AMLICKE, AUGENBLICK, BICKERS, BLICKHAN, CLICKENER, DEFENDERFER, DEFFENDERFER, DEIFENDERFER, DELESDERNIER, DELLICKER, DICKERSON, DIEFENDERFER, DIFENDERFER, DIFFENDERFER, ELICKER, FICKERSON, GLICKENHAUS, HICKERSON, MARSDEN, MEILICKE, NICKERSON, PASDERIN, PICKERSTEIN, REICHELDERFER, RICKERSON, SCOBLICK, SHLICKERMAN, SONNENBLICK, VANARSDEL, VANARSDELL, VANORSDEL, VICKERS, WICKERS, WICKERSHAM, WICKERSHAN.

  Blickersderfer, Jacob — of Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Tuscarawas County, 1850-51. Burial location unknown.


BLICKHAN (Soundex B425) — See also AUGENBLICK, BALKIN, BELKEN, BELKIN, BICKHAM, BICKHART, BICKHAUS, BLACKEN, BLACKNEY, BLAKENEY, BLEICKEN, BLICKERSDERFER, BOHLKEN, BUCKHANNON, DOLKHANI, KHAN, KICKHAM, LICKHOEFER, MORADKHAN, PICKHARDT, SCOBLICK, SONNENBLICK, WICKHAM.

  Blickhan, Edith M. — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.


BLIESMER (Soundex B425) — See also BESMER, CHIESMAN, DEBLIECK, DEBLIEUX, JESMER, JOHANNESMEYER, LESMEISTER, LESMERISES, PRIESMEYER, RIESMAN, TESMER, WIESMAN.

  Bliesmer, Mary — of Minnesota. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.


BLIGH (Soundex B420) — See also BLEA, BLEE, BLEI, BLIGHT, BLIGHTON, BLISH, BLY, BLYE.

  BLIGH: See also Bligh A. Dodds


BLIGHT (Soundex B423) — See also BLETT, BLIGH, BLIGHTON, BLITHE, BLYTH, BLYTHE, FLIGHT, LIGHT.

  Blight, John — of Michigan. Socialist. Candidate for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BLIGHTON (Soundex B423) — See also BLAYTON, BLETHEN, BLIGH, BLIGHT, BLYTHIN, BLYTON, BRIGHTON, CREIGHTON, CRIGHTON, DIGHTON, KNIGHTON, LAIGHTON, LEIGHTON, LIGHTON, MCCREIGHTON, WRIGHTON.

  Blighton, William V. — Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1906 (34th District), 1910 (34th District), 1912 (40th District), 1914 (40th District). Burial location unknown.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail


BLILER (Soundex B446) — See also BALILES, BELILES, BILLER, BLEILER, BLILEY, BLILIE, CARLILE, ILER, LILE, LILES, MCALILEY.

  Bliler, John H. — of Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, La. Postmaster at Hammond, La., 1901. Burial location unknown.


BLILEY (Soundex B440) — See also BALILES, BELIL, BELILES, BELLIEL, BILELE, BLAUL, BLILER, BLILIE, CARLILE, LILE, LILES, MCALILEY.

  Bliley, Thomas Jerome, Jr. (b. 1932) — also known as Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.; Tom Bliley — of Richmond, Va. Born in Chesterfield County, Va., January 28, 1932. Republican. Mayor of Richmond, Va., 1970-77; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1981-2001 (3rd District 1981-93, 7th District 1993-2001). Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Bliley, Tom See Thomas Jerome Bliley, Jr.


BLILIE (Soundex B440) — See also BELIL, BELLIEL, BILELE, BILIE, BILLIE, BLAUL, BLILER, BLILEY, KHALILI, KILILI, LILI, LILIA, LILIAN, LILIANA, LILIENFELD, LILIENTHAL, LILIJEDAHL, LILITH, LILIUS.

  BLILIE: See also Arthur H. Jacobson


BLIM (Soundex B450) — See also BLIN, BLOEM, BLOHM, BLOHME, BLOM, BLOOM, BLUHM, BLUM, BLUME, LIMB.

  Blim, Martin — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1880. Burial location unknown.


BLIN (Soundex B450) — See also BELIN, BLAIN, BLAN, BLENN, BLIM, BLINCK, BLIND, BLINEAU, BLINKEN, BLINN, BLON, BLUN, BLYN, BLYNN, BOLIN, BULIN, CHAMBLIN, DAUBLIN, DUBLIN, EBLIN, GAMBLIN, GIBLIN, HAMBLIN, HERBLIN, JOBLIN, JUBLIN, LAIBLIN, NOBLIN, PLIN, SCHABLIN, SHAMBLIN, TAMBLIN, TOBLIN, TOMBLIN.

  BLIN: See also Blin W. Page


BLINCK (Soundex B452) — See also BLANC, BLANCH, BLANCK, BLANCKE, BLANK, BLANKE, BLIN, BLUNCK, BLUNK, KLINCK, LINCK.

  Blinck, J. R. van Julsingha — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Honorary Vice-Consul for Netherlands in Tampa, Fla., 1935. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blinck, van Julsingha See J. R. van Julsingha Blinck


BLIND (Soundex B453) — See also BLAND, BLIN, BLOND, LIND.

  Blind Musician, The: See J. H. St. Lawrence
  Blind Optimist, The: See J. H. St. Lawrence
  Blind Orator, The: See J. H. St. Lawrence
  Blind Tom: See Thomas Joseph O'Brien


BLINEAU (Soundex B450) — See also BABINEAUX, BLANEY, BLAYNEY, BLIN, BOINEAU, GELINEAU, LINEAR, LINEAUS, LINEAWEAVER, MARINEAU, MARTINEAU, MINEAU, MOLINEAUX, PAPINEAU.

  BLINEAU: See also Algernon Sidney Badger


BLINKEN (Soundex B452) — See also BLIN, KLINKE, KLINKEFUS, KLINKER, KLINKERK, LINKE, LINKENS, LINKER, PAINKEN, SCHLINKER, SCHLINKERT.

  Blinken, Alan — of Sun Valley, Blaine County, Idaho. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Blinken, Alan John (b. 1937) — of New York. Born in 1937. U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, 1993-98. Still living as of 1998.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Blinken, Donald M. (b. 1925) — Born in 1925. U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, 1994. Still living as of 1994.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Blinken, Samuel — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York American Labor Party Executive Committee, 1949. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blinken, Samuel M. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 11th District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BLINN (Soundex B450) — See also BLENN, BLIN, BLYN, BLYNN, FLINN, LINN.

  BLINN: See also Henry Robert Baird — George Blinn Francis — Christopher Parsons Wolcott
  Blinn, Charles Oscar (1857-1934) — also known as Charles O. Blinn — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, July 20, 1857. Republican. Tuscola County Sheriff, 1899-02; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Tuscola County, 1917-20. Died in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., 1934 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, December 13, 1876, to Carrie B. Loop.
Clarence J. Blinn Blinn, Clarence J. — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1931-33. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: City of Oklahoma City
  Blinn, E. D. — of Lincoln, Logan County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Blinn, W. H. — of Antigo, Langlade County, Wis. Postmaster at Antigo, Wis., 1891. Burial location unknown.
  Blinn, Wilbur Ralph (1911-1971) — also known as Wilbur R. Blinn — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 2, 1911. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly, 1937 (Kings County 17th District), 1938 (Kings County 17th District), 1940 (Kings County 17th District), 1954 (Kings County 5th District); candidate for New York state senate 11th District, 1946, 1950. Died in 1971 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wilbur Ralph Blinn (1886-1924) and Marie (Harvey) Blinn; married, May 10, 1936, to Anna Marie Schemitsch.


BLINSTRUB (Soundex B452) — See also FERNSTRUM, JABLINSKE, LANSTRUM, LINSTAD, LINSTEAD, LINSTEDT, LINSTER, LINSTROM, LINSTROMBERG, MCKINSTRY, STRUBBERG, STRUBE, STRUBEL, STRUBLE, VINSTRAND, VONSTRUVE, WENSTRUP.

  Blinstrub, Robert L. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Republican candidate for Michigan state house of representatives, 1948 (primary, Wayne County 1st District), 1959 (Wayne County 10th District), 1960 (Wayne County 10th District). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BLISH (Soundex B420) — See also BALASH, BALESH, BALSCHI, BELSHAW, BELSHE, BISH, BLEISH, BLIGH, BLISS, BLISSARD, BLISSITT, CHAMBLISS, CRUMBLISS, DIVELBLISS, ESTABLISHMENT, LISH.

  Blish, Dwight W. — of Manchester, Hartford County, Conn. Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Manchester, 1902, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Blish, Roger — of Marlborough, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Marlborough, 1835, 1839. Burial location unknown.
  Blish, Sylvester — of Glastonbury, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Glastonbury, 1833. Burial location unknown.
  Blish, Sylvester — of Kewanee, Henry County, Ill. Democrat. Postmaster at Kewanee, Ill., 1855. Burial location unknown.
  Blish, W. B. — Democrat. Alternate delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896. Burial location unknown.


BLISS (Soundex B420) — See also BILLS, BLASS, BLEASE, BLEES, BLEISE, BLESS, BLESSE, BLISH, BLISSARD, BLISSITT, BLOSS, CHAMBLISS, CRUMBLISS, DIVELBLISS, ESTABLISHMENT, FLISS, LISS.

  BLISS: See also George Bliss Agnew — De Alva Stanwood Alexander — George Bancroft — Chester Bliss Bowles — Gouverneur Morris Carnochan — Andrew Bliss Chapin — John Cosgrove — George Boughton Curtiss — James Ole Davidson — Catherine Bliss Enslow — George Tisdale Hodges — Charles Fred Jewett — Fred Lockwood Keeler — George Bliss Lane — Arthur Bliss Lane — Tracy Hollingsworth Lay — A. Bliss McCrum — William Montgomery McNicol — Ernest J. Meakins — Guy Alonzo Miller — George Bliss Nelson — William Bliss Pine — John Bliss Smith — George Bliss Throop
Aaron T. Bliss Bliss, Aaron Thomas (1837-1906) — also known as Aaron T. Bliss — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Peterboro, Madison County, N.Y., May 22, 1837. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lumber business; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1883; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1889-91; defeated, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892; Governor of Michigan, 1901-04. Methodist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 16, 1906 (age 69 years, 117 days). Entombed at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Bliss (1803-1875) and Anna M. (Chaffee) Bliss (1807-1876); brother of Lyman Warren Bliss (1836-1907); married, March 31, 1868, to Allaseba Morey Phelps (1835-1918); third cousin of Frank Dickinson Blodgett.
  Political family: Blodgett-Whedon family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
  Bliss, Albert (1811-1876) — of Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I. Born October 10, 1811. Coal and lumber dealer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1850; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1850. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I., January 20, 1876 (age 64 years, 102 days). Interment at Mineral Spring Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Bliss (1784-1833) and Elizabeth (Blake) Bliss; married, June 25, 1840, to Lydia Manton Jenks (1815-1908); father of Frank Manton Bliss (Civil War soldier; died 1863 of typhoid fever); second cousin of Harvey Carpenter Bliss; third cousin thrice removed of Brooks Mason Bliss, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Jedediah Sabin, Cornelius Newton Bliss (1833-1911) and Daniel Parrish Witter.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, Albert Asahel (b. 1812) — also known as Albert A. Bliss — of Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio; Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Canton, Hartford County, Conn., March 25, 1812. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1839-43; Ohio treasurer of state, 1847-52. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asahel Bliss (1783-1846) and Lydia Adams (Griswold) Bliss (1790-1830); brother of Philemon Bliss; married, December 30, 1835, to Almira J. Beebe; third great-grandnephew of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin four times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; second cousin twice removed of Gaylord Griswold and Samuel Clesson Allen; second cousin thrice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin once removed of Elisha Hunt Allen and Judson H. Warner; third cousin twice removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, John Allen, Elisha Phelps, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; third cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799), Oliver Ellsworth, Daniel Chapin, Augustus Seymour Porter, Daniel Pitkin and Peter Buell Porter; fourth cousin of Edmund Holcomb, William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen; fourth cousin once removed of Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer, Chester William Chapin, John William Allen, Norman A. Phelps, James Samuel Wadsworth, George Smith Catlin, Henry Titus Backus, George Washington Wolcott, John Smith Phelps, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Bliss, Alvin E. — of Malden, Middlesex County, Mass. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state senate Fourth Middlesex District, 1923-24. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Archibald Meserole (1838-1923) — also known as Archibald M. Bliss — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 25, 1838. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1864, 1868; Republican candidate for mayor of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1867; U.S. Representative from New York, 1875-83, 1885-89 (4th District 1875-83, 5th District 1885-89); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1876, 1880, 1884; vice-president, Bushwick Railroad Company, 1877; real estate business. Died in Washington, D.C., March 19, 1923 (age 85 years, 53 days). Interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Neziah Bliss (1790-1876) and Mary Ann (Meserole) Bliss (1813-1898); married, June 15, 1857, to Maria E. Meserole (1836-1863); fourth cousin once removed of Elijah Abel (1771-1840).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut; Conger-Hungerford family; Fulton-Halderman family of Pawnee City, Nebraska (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, Arthur — of Andover, Essex County, Mass. Postmaster at Andover, Mass., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Brooks Mason, Jr. (1884-1938) — also known as Brooks M. Bliss — of Farmville, Prince Edward County, Va. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., December 22, 1884. Republican. Bookkeeper; flour mill business; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1932. Died June 8, 1938 (age 53 years, 168 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Brooks Mason Bliss (1857-1930) and Sallie F. (Langslow) Bliss (1857-1896); third cousin thrice removed of Albert Bliss (1811-1876).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Burdette B. Bliss Bliss, Burdette Burt (1894-1957) — also known as Burdette B. Bliss — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Mich., July 23, 1894. U.S. Vice Consul in Singapore, 1919-20; Guatemala City, as of 1926-29. Died in Guatemala, January 6, 1957 (age 62 years, 167 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alton F. Bliss (1854-1916) and Mattie Leone (Starr) Bliss (1869-1941); married, October 17, 1921, to Teresa Maria Alvarez; second cousin four times removed of Noyes Barber; second cousin five times removed of Waightstill Avery (1741-1821); third cousin thrice removed of Edwin Barber Morgan and Christopher Morgan.
  Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Lenoir-Avery family of North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1921)
  Bliss, Burton T. — of Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, N.Y. Republican. Newspaper editor; candidate for mayor of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., 1949. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, C. — of South Freeport, Freeport, Cumberland County, Maine. Postmaster at South Freeport, Maine, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Charles Alfred (1871-1967) — also known as Charles A. Bliss — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Forest Home, Amador County, Calif., September 3, 1871. Lawyer; mayor of Sacramento, Calif., 1920-21; member of California state legislature, 1920. Died October 2, 1967 (age 96 years, 29 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Bliss and Mary Barbara (Yager) Bliss; married, April 23, 1905, to Evalene Brown (1888-1948).
  Bliss, Charles E. — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Democrat. Postmaster at Bangor, Maine, 1894-98. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Charles H. — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Mayor of Pensacola, Fla., 1905-07. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Charles W. — of Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Chester Merton (1898-1958) — also known as Chester Bliss — of Allegany County, N.Y. Born in Bolivar, Allegany County, N.Y., April 4, 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from Allegany County, 1942. Died in Bolivar, Allegany County, N.Y., June, 1958 (age 60 years, 0 days). Interment at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Thomas Bliss and Minnie Mae (Mitchell) Bliss (1866-1947); brother of George Walter Bliss; married to Pearl Hooker (1902-1944); first cousin thrice removed of Pascal Paoli Kidder; first cousin four times removed of David Kidder; first cousin six times removed of William Greene; second cousin five times removed of William Greene, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Orville Hungerford (1790-1851); fourth cousin once removed of Wallace Bruce Crumb and Mary Rose Kidder.
  Political families: Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family; Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Brainard-O'Brien-Crimmins-Mackay family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, Cornelius Newton (1833-1911) — also known as Cornelius N. Bliss — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., January 26, 1833. Republican. Dry goods merchant; banker; New York Republican state chair, 1887-89; Treasurer of Republican National Committee, 1892-1904; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1897-99; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900, 1904. English ancestry. Member, Union League. Died, from heart disease, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 9, 1911 (age 78 years, 256 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Asahel Newton Bliss and Irene Borden (Luther) Bliss; married, March 30, 1859, to Elizabeth Mary Plummer (1837-1923); father of Cornelius Newton Bliss, Jr. (1874-1949); fourth cousin once removed of Albert Bliss.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Dows-Burden family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, Cornelius Newton, Jr. (1874-1949) — also known as Cornelius N. Bliss, Jr. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 13, 1874. Republican. Business executive; philanthropist; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916 (alternate), 1924, 1928 (speaker); Treasurer of Republican National Committee, 1916. Member, Union League. Died, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 5, 1949 (age 74 years, 357 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Cornelius Newton Bliss (1833-1911) and Elizabeth Mary (Plummer) Bliss (1837-1923); married 1906 to Zaidee C. Cobb; father of Cornelius Newton Bliss (1910-1996; son-in-law of Gwendolyn Burden Dows (1884-1935) and David Dows).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Dows-Burden family of New York City, New York; Vanderbilt-Colby-Burden-French family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Bliss, David — of Pleasanton, Alameda County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Bliss, Don Carroll, Jr. (1897-1978) — of New Jersey; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Northville, Wayne County, Mich., July 3, 1897. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, 1957. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1978 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Don Carroll Bliss (c.1868-1945; college president) and Frances Marian (McConnell) Bliss; married to Gabriella de Cubas.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Bliss, Ellen E. — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1953-60. Female. Still living as of 1960.
  Bliss, F. Walter See Francis Walter Bliss
  Bliss, Fanny — of Clovis, Curry County, N.M. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1960. Female. Still living as of 1960.
  Bliss, Francis Walter (1892-1982) — also known as F. Walter Bliss — of Middleburgh, Schoharie County, N.Y. Born in Gilboa, Schoharie County, N.Y., April 27, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District, 1933-44; defeated, 1944; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 3rd Department, 1933-43. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution. Died September 8, 1982 (age 90 years, 134 days). Interment somewhere in Middleburgh, N.Y.; cenotaph at Breakabeen Cemetery, Breakabeen, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Winslow Bliss and Alberta (Becker) Bliss; married, June 22, 1918, to E. Margaret Schaeffer (1896-1956); great-grandson of Harvey Carpenter Bliss (1791-1874).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Bliss, Frank Lafayette (1851-1909) — also known as Frank L. Bliss — of Corry, Erie County, Pa. Born in Nunda, Livingston County, N.Y., February 1, 1851. Republican. Mayor of Corry, Pa., 1903-06; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Died in 1909 (age about 58 years). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, Pa.
  Bliss, Frederic W. — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1904; candidate in primary for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1907. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, George (1813-1868) — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio; Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. Born in Jericho, Chittenden County, Vt., January 1, 1813. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Ohio, 1850; mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1850; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1853-55, 1863-65 (18th District 1853-55, 14th District 1863-65). Died in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, October 24, 1868 (age 55 years, 297 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Wooster, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Bliss and Anne C. (Campbell) Bliss; married, January 16, 1856, to Sarah Jane Fish (1829-1903).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, George — Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1853. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, George, Jr. — of New York. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1873-77. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, George E. — of New Canaan, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Canaan; elected 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, George Walter (1907-1976) — also known as George W. Bliss — of Bolivar, Allegany County, N.Y. Born in Bolivar, Allegany County, N.Y., March 30, 1907. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Allegany County, 1936, 1938, 1940; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; chair of Allegany County Democratic Party, 1955; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960. Died in Bolivar, Allegany County, N.Y., July 14, 1976 (age 69 years, 106 days). Interment at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Thomas Bliss and Minnie Mae (Mitchell) Bliss (1866-1947); brother of Chester Merton Bliss; first cousin thrice removed of Pascal Paoli Kidder; first cousin four times removed of David Kidder; first cousin six times removed of William Greene; second cousin five times removed of William Greene, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Orville Hungerford (1790-1851); fourth cousin once removed of Wallace Bruce Crumb and Mary Rose Kidder.
  Political families: Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family; Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Brainard-O'Brien-Crimmins-Mackay family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, Harvey Carpenter (1791-1874) — also known as Harvey Bliss — of Gilboa, Schoharie County, N.Y. Born January 10, 1791. Member of New York state assembly from Schoharie County, 1839. Died in Gilboa, Schoharie County, N.Y., May 14, 1874 (age 83 years, 124 days). Interment at Flat Creek Cemetery, Gilboa, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Bliss and Anna (Mason) Bliss; married, December 25, 1817, to Betsey Ploss (1792-1875); great-grandfather of Francis Walter Bliss; second cousin of Albert Bliss (1811-1876).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Bliss, Helen L. — of New Hampshire. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1966; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1974. Female. Still living as of 1974.
  Bliss, Henry — of Chautauqua County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1858-59. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Homer C. — of Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928; mayor of Northampton, Mass., 1930-33. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Hubert D. — of New York. Democrat. Candidate for New York state senate 44th District, 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 45th District, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, J. E. — of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kan. Postmaster at Ottawa, Kan., 1883-87. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Mrs. Jack E. — of Midland, Midland County, Tex. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1952. Female. Still living as of 1952.
  Bliss, Jason H. — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1st District, 1912; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, John F. — of New Canaan, Fairfield County, Conn. First selectman of New Canaan, Connecticut, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Jonathan E. — of Clinton, Middlesex County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Clinton; elected 1916, 1918; elected unopposed 1920, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Joseph W. — of Bradford, Orange County, Vt. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, L. D. — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1862-64, 1868-69. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Lawrence Steven — also known as Lawrence Bliss — of South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2000; member of Maine state senate 7th District; elected 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Bliss, Lewis L. — Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Linus — of Barkhamsted, Litchfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Barkhamsted, 1847. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Lyman Warren (1836-1907) — also known as Lyman W. Bliss; "Doctor Joy" — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Peterboro, Madison County, N.Y., July 12, 1836. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; lumber business; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1879-81, 1888-89; defeated, 1890. Died in a hospital at San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., February 19, 1907 (age 70 years, 222 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Bliss (1803-1875) and Anna M. (Chaffee) Bliss (1807-1876); brother of Aaron Thomas Bliss (1837-1906); married, July 27, 1858, to Mary Jerome (1838-1872); married, September 18, 1877, to Harriett (Granger) Miller (died 1887); married, November 2, 1892, to May Cummiskey; third cousin of Frank Dickinson Blodgett.
  Political family: Blodgett-Whedon family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Bliss, Malcolm Andrews (1863-1934) — also known as Malcolm A. Bliss — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Warsaw, Hancock County, Ill., July 2, 1863. Republican. Physician; Independent candidate for delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention at-large, 1922. Died in Manchester, St. Louis County, Mo., September 4, 1934 (age 71 years, 64 days). Interment at Manchester Methodist Cemetery, Manchester, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, April 19, 1891, to Clementine Chilton Carter (1865-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, Mark — of Madison Heights, Oakland County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 26th District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Bliss, Maryanna — of Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Lansdowne, Pa., 1882-89. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Philemon (1813-1889) — Born in Canton, Hartford County, Conn., July 28, 1813. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Ohio, 1848-51; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1855-59; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1861-65; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1868-72; law professor. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., August 25, 1889 (age 76 years, 28 days). Interment at Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Asahel Bliss (1783-1846) and Lydia Adams (Griswold) Bliss (1790-1830); brother of Albert Asahel Bliss; married, November 16, 1843, to Martha W. Thorpe; third great-grandnephew of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin four times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; second cousin twice removed of Gaylord Griswold and Samuel Clesson Allen; second cousin thrice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin once removed of Elisha Hunt Allen and Judson H. Warner; third cousin twice removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, John Allen, Elisha Phelps, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; third cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799), Oliver Ellsworth, Daniel Chapin, Augustus Seymour Porter, Daniel Pitkin and Peter Buell Porter; fourth cousin of Edmund Holcomb, William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen; fourth cousin once removed of Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer, Chester William Chapin, John William Allen, Norman A. Phelps, James Samuel Wadsworth, George Smith Catlin, Henry Titus Backus, George Washington Wolcott, John Smith Phelps, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, Ray Charles (1907-1981) — also known as Ray C. Bliss — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, December 16, 1907. Republican. Insurance business; chair of Summit County Republican Party, 1942-60; member of Ohio Republican State Central Committee, 1944-65; Ohio Republican state chair, 1949-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1952-80; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1965-69; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1960-64. Episcopalian. German ancestry. Member, Phi Kappa Tau; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Suffered a heart attack at his office, and died soon after at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, August 6, 1981 (age 73 years, 233 days). Interment at Mt. Peace Cemetery, Akron, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Emil Bliss and Emilie (Wieland) Bliss; married 1959 to Ellen F. Palmer.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, Robert Woods (1875-1962) — of New York; Washington, D.C. Born in St. Louis, Mo., August 5, 1875. U.S. Consul in Venice, as of 1903; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Minister to Sweden, 1923-27; U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, 1927-33. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Academy of Political and Social Science. One of five retired diplomats who co-signed a famous 1954 letter protesting U.S. Sen. Joe McCarthy's attacks on the Foreign Service. Donated his Georgetown estate, Dumbarton Oaks, to Harvard University in 1940; after the war, it was the scene of the conference that led to the creation of the United Nations. Died in Washington, D.C., April 19, 1962 (age 86 years, 257 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Dumbarton Oaks Rose Garden, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Bliss (1844-1932) and Annie Louise (Woods) Bliss; brother of Annie Louise Bliss (1878-1964; who married Charles Warren); married, April 14, 1908, to Mildred Barnes.
  Political family: Bliss-Warren family of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  Epitaph: "Quod severeis metes." [as ye sow so ye shall reap.]
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, Samuel — of Farmville, Prince Edward County, Va. Postmaster at Farmville, Va., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Solomon B. — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich. Republican. Postmaster at East Saginaw, Mich., 1866-67. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Thales S. (c.1824-1885) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born about 1824. Democrat. Wheelwright; member of New York state assembly from New York County 13th District, 1883. Member, Freemasons. Died in Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y., August 5, 1885 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Walter See Francis Walter Bliss
  Bliss, Walter A. — of Otsego County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Walter Thomas (1860-1941) — also known as Walter T. Bliss — of Bolivar, Allegany County, N.Y. Born in Bolivar, Allegany County, N.Y., November 6, 1860. Lawyer; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908, 1916, 1920; Prohibition candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1909, 1916; Prohibition candidate for judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1917; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Died in Bolivar, Allegany County, N.Y., February 5, 1941 (age 80 years, 91 days). Interment at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Thurston Bliss and Mary Jane (Crandall) Bliss; married, January 20, 1891, to Minnie Mae Mitchell; father of Chester Merton Bliss and George Walter Bliss; first cousin five times removed of William Greene; second cousin four times removed of William Greene, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Ray Greene; fourth cousin of Wallace Bruce Crumb (1858-1938); fourth cousin once removed of Wallace Raymond Crumb.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Condit family of Orange, New Jersey; King family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, Warren W. — of Stepney Depot, Monroe, Fairfield County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Monroe, 1906; first selectman of Monroe, Connecticut, 1911. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, William Carpenter (b. 1874) — also known as William C. Bliss — of East Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in East Providence, Providence County, R.I., July 6, 1874. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1908-12; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1911-12. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Newman Bliss and Fannie A. (Carpenter) Bliss.
  Bliss, William H. — of Columbia, Tolland County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Columbia; elected 1908; defeated, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, William Henry (1844-1932) — also known as William H. Bliss — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, October 7, 1844. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1876-87; vice-president and general solicitor, St. Paul & Duluth Railroad; associate counsel, Northern Pacific Railroad. Died May 5, 1932 (age 87 years, 211 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Philemon Bliss and Martha W. (Tharp) Bliss; married, April 6, 1874, to Annie Louise Woods; married, April 14, 1894, to Anna Blaksley Barnes; father of Robert Woods Bliss (1875-1962).
  Political family: Bliss-Warren family of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  Bliss, William L. (1876-1969) — of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Born in Lincoln Township, Polk County, Iowa, December 13, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1932, 1939-62; appointed 1932; defeated, 1932, 1936. Member, American Bar Association. Died January 29, 1969 (age 92 years, 47 days). Interment at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Wentworth H. Bliss and Ellen (MacDonald) Bliss; married, June 6, 1906, to Margaret A. McGruder (1882-1955).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bliss, William M. — of Rensselaer County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Rensselaer County, 1810-11. Burial location unknown.
  Bliss, Zenas Work (1867-1957) — also known as Zenas W. Bliss — of Cranston, Providence County, R.I.; Edgewood, Cranston, Providence County, R.I. Born in Johnston, Providence County, R.I., January 10, 1867. Republican. Real estate business; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1903-09; Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1910-13; Rhode Island State Tax Commissioner. Unitarian. Member, Loyal Legion; American Economic Association; American Political Science Association; Freemasons. Died in Cranston, Providence County, R.I., January 10, 1957 (age 90 years, 0 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Zenas Randall Bliss (1835-1900; U.S. Army Major General, recipient Medal of Honor) and Martha Nancy (Work) Bliss (1840-1919); married, October 26, 1892, to Lydia Collins Kelly (1869-1950).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial


BLISSARD (Soundex B426) — See also BIRDSALL, BLEEZARDE, BLISH, BLISS, BLISSITT, BLIZARD, BLIZZARD, CHAMBLISS, CRUMBLISS, DIVELBLISS, ELISSA, ESTABLISHMENT, JULISSA, LISSA, MELLISSA, SARD, SILISSA.

  Blissard, Louis B. (1913-1998) — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Port Norris, Cumberland County, N.J., July 15, 1913. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; real estate developer; U.S. Attorney for Hawaii, 1954-61. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Jesters; Phi Delta Phi. Died May 12, 1998 (age 84 years, 301 days). Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of David Corson Blissard and Bertha Mae (Haines) Blissard; married, July 15, 1945, to Frances E. Morgan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial


BLISSITT (Soundex B423) — See also BALLESTA, BALZOTTI, BASSITT, BELLISSIMO, BLISH, BLISS, BLISSARD, BLUST, BOLSTA, CASSITT, CHAMBLISS, COSSITT, CRUMBLISS, DIVELBLISS, ESTABLISHMENT, LACOSSITT, MELISSINOS, MESSITTE, ROSSITTO, ULISSI.

  Blissitt, Charles W. — of Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va. Mayor of Morgantown, W.Va., 1962-63. Still living as of 1963.


BLITCH (Soundex B432) — See also BABLITCH, BALTIC, BLATCH, FLITCRAFT, LITCH, LITCHARD, LITCHFIELD, LITCHKE.

  Blitch, Mrs. B. E. See Iris Faircloth Blitch
  Blitch, Brooks E. III — of Georgia. Superior court judge in Georgia, 1982-. Still living as of 1997.
  Relatives: Son of Iris Faircloth Blitch; married to Peg Blitch (1950?-).
  Political family: Blitch family of Georgia.
  Blitch, Iris Faircloth (1912-1993) — also known as Iris Blitch; Iris Faircloth; Mrs. B. E. Blitch — of Homerville, Clinch County, Ga. Born near Vidalia, Toombs County, Ga., April 25, 1912. Democrat. Member of Georgia state senate 5th District, 1947-48, 1953-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1948, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); member of Democratic National Committee from Georgia, 1948-56; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Clinch County, 1949-50; defeated, 1940, 1950; U.S. Representative from Georgia 8th District, 1955-63. Female. Methodist. Suffered a heart attack, and died in a hospital at San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., August 19, 1993 (age 81 years, 116 days). Interment somewhere in Homerville, Ga.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Louis Faircloth and Marietta (Ridgdill) Faircloth; married, October 11, 1929, to Brooks Erwin Blitch; mother of Brooks E. Blitch III (1932?-) (who married Peg Blitch).
  Political family: Blitch family of Georgia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Blitch, Peg — of Georgia. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1990-92; member of Georgia state senate, 1992-. Female. Still living as of 1997.
  Relatives: Married to Brooks E. Blitch III (1932?-) (son of Iris Faircloth Blitch).
  Political family: Blitch family of Georgia.


BLITHE (Soundex B430) — See also BLETT, BLIGHT, BLYTH, BLYTHE, CLITHERALL, LITHERLAND.

  BLITHE: See also Lloyd H. Wood


BLITZ (Soundex B432) — See also ABLITZ, BABLITZ, BELITZ, BILTZ, BITZ, BLATZ, BLOTZ, HOBLITZELL, LITZ.

  Blitz, Howard — Libertarian. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Blitz, Joseph — of Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 37th District, 1978. Still living as of 1978.
  Blitz, Lenore — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.


BLIVEN (Soundex B415) — See also LIVENGOOD, OLIVEN, SULLIVENT.

  Bliven, James S. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1840. Burial location unknown.


BLIX (Soundex B420) — See also BELKIS, BELLACOSA, BELLICOSE, BLAKES, BLEX, BLIXT.

  Blix, Fred M. — Republican. Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1972. Still living as of 1972.


BLIXT (Soundex B423) — See also BLIX, CALIXTE.

  Blixt, Myron See V. Myron Blixt
  Blixt, V. Myron (born c.1921) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born about 1921. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BLIZARD (Soundex B426) — See also BLEEZARDE, BLISSARD, BLIZMAN, BLIZZARD, CELIZA, ELIZABERTUS, ELIZALDE, IZARD, LIZA, LIZAK, LIZAMA, LIZARRAGA, PELLIZARI, PIZARRO, WIZARD.

  Blizard, Margaret M. — of Norwood, Norfolk County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.


BLIZMAN (Soundex B425) — See also BLIZARD, BLIZZARD, KRAIZMAN.

  Blizman, Alexis S. — of Michigan. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000. Still living as of 2000.


BLIZZARD (Soundex B426) — See also ADELIZZI, BLEEZARDE, BLISSARD, BLIZARD, BLIZMAN, BUZZARD, CANNIZZARO, EZZARD, GRIZZARD, GUZZARDI, HAZZARD, IMPELLIZZERI, IZZARD, LIZZOTTE, OZZARD, TERLIZZI.

  Blizzard, David C., Jr. — of Cumberland County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cumberland County, 1920-24. Burial location unknown.
  Blizzard, John T. — of Sussex County, Del. Democrat. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 8th District, 1946. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blizzard, Reese (1863-1941) — of Calhoun County, W.Va.; Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Nicholas County, W.Va., October 17, 1863. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; newspaper editor; banker; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1901-10; circuit judge in West Virginia, 1920. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., November 10, 1941 (age 78 years, 24 days). Interment at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of James Burton Blizzard (1825-1887) and Elizabeth (Gill) Blizzard (1836-1907); brother of Williamson S. Blizzard (1865-1941); married, February 22, 1887, to Lillin 'Lettie' Stump (1866-1896); married, September 18, 1897, to Frances H. Holland (1871-1922); grandfather of Reese Leroy Blizzard.
  Political family: Blizzard family of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Blizzard, Reese Leroy (b. 1919) — also known as Reese L. Blizzard — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Wood County, W.Va., September 22, 1919. Republican. Member of West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1952-55. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Roy C. Blizzard (1890-1951) and Florence Marie (Porter) Blizzard (1896-1975); grandson of Reese Blizzard; grandnephew of Williamson S. Blizzard (1865-1941).
  Political family: Blizzard family of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
  Blizzard, William S. See Williamson S. Blizzard
  Blizzard, Williamson S. (1865-1941) — also known as William S. Blizzard — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Nicholas County, W.Va., 1865. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1924. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, July 29, 1941 (age about 76 years). Interment at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of James Burton Blizzard (1825-1887) and Elizabeth (Gill) Blizzard (1836-1907); brother of Reese Blizzard (1863-1941); granduncle of Reese Leroy Blizzard.
  Political family: Blizzard family of Parkersburg, West Virginia.


BLOBAUM (Soundex B415) — See also BAUM, LOBA, LOBASSO, LOBAUGH, OBAUGH, SOLOBAY.

  Blobaum, Roger — of Iowa. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1970. Still living as of 1970.


BLOCH (Soundex B420) — See also BLOCHER, BLOCK, BLOK, BOCH, BOLCH, KNOBLOCH.

  BLOCH: See also Madeleine M. Kunin — William H. Leinkauf — Alfred Proskauer — Ernest Moss Tipton
  Bloch, Adam F. (1884-1940) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 7, 1884. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 2nd District, 1922; clerk of the Illinois supreme court; elected 1932, 1938. Died May 9, 1940 (age 55 years, 154 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Niles, Ill.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Bloch, Alan Neil (b. 1932) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., 1932. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1979-97; resigned 1997. Still living as of 2001.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Bloch, Allan R. — of Cook County, Ill. Republican. Candidate in primary for Illinois state senate 31st District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bloch, Charles Julian (1893-1974) — also known as Charles J. Bloch — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., October 10, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Bibb County, 1927-28; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1932, 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1932, 1948. Jewish. Died in August, 1974 (age 80 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Bloch, Ed See Edward James Bloch
  Bloch, Edward James — also known as Ed Bloch — of New York. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1984, 1986. Still living as of 1986.
  Bloch, Henry J. — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Honorary Consul for Austria in Portland, Ore., 1954-59. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bloch, Jerry — Reform candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Bloch, Jesse A. (b. 1879) — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., November 2, 1879. Republican. Vice-president, Bloch Brothers Tobacco Co.; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Ohio County, 1913-16; member of West Virginia state senate 1st District, 1919-22; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1944, 1948. Burial location unknown.
  Bloch, Julia Chang (b. 1942) — of Washington, D.C. Born in 1942. U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, 1989-93. Female. Still living as of 1993.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Bloch, Lester W. — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Bloch, Maurice (c.1891-1929) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., about 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1915-29 (New York County 22nd District 1915-17, New York County 16th District 1918-29); died in office 1929; campaign manager for U.S. Senator Robert F. Wagner, 1926. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; Order Brith Abraham; Elks; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Tammany Hall. Died, from an embolus of the heart, following a appendicitis surgery, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 5, 1929 (age about 38 years). Interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married 1923 to Madelaine Neuberger.
  Bloch, Naomi — of Potomac, Montgomery County, Md. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Bloch, Sol D. — Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Bloch, Thomas M. — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1960 (alternate), 1972. Still living as of 1972.


BLOCHER (Soundex B426) — See also BLOCH, BLOCKER, BLOKER, BLUCHER, HASSLOCHER, HUTTENLOCHER, HUTTONLOCHER, KNOBLOCH, LOCHEMES, LOCHER, MELOCHE.

  Blocher, Ayers H. — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 8th District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blocher, Elmer A. — Socialist. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1920. Burial location unknown.


BLOCK (Soundex B420) — See also BLACK, BLECK, BLOCH, BLOCKER, BLOCKSBERG, BLOK, BOCK, BULOCK, FLOCK, HOBLOCK, KNOBLOCK, LOCK, NEWBLOCK, NIBLOCK, OBLOCK, ZABLOCKI.

  BLOCK: See also A. David Abrams — Earl Leroy Brewer — Hans Glad-Block
  Block, Ann — Democrat. Presidential Elector for Ohio, 2012. Female. Still living as of 2012.
  Block, Arthur R. — of New York. New Alliance candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Block, Carl W. — of Manahawkin, Ocean County, N.J. Mayor of Stafford Township, N.J., 2007. Still living as of 2007.
  Block, Charles H. — of Stearns County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 54, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Block, Charles H. (1885-1978) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., January 13, 1885. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 6th District, 1945-48. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Trenton, Wayne County, Mich., December 26, 1978 (age 93 years, 347 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Block and Caroline Block; married to Mae Weaver (1889-1980).
  Block, Dennis H. — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Republican. Candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1977. Still living as of 1977.
  Block, Doug (born c.1954) — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Born about 1954. Democrat. Candidate for mayor of Rockford, Ill., 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  Block, Edward J. — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. American Labor candidate for New York state senate 17th District, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Ethel L. — of Tivoli, Dutchess County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1972; Presidential Elector for New York, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Block, Fred — of Michigan. Socialist. Candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Frederic (b. 1934) — of Suffolk County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1934. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly 2nd District, 1965; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, 1994-. Still living as of 2001.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Block, Fritz C. — of Madison County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Madison County, 1903. Burial location unknown.
  Block, H. M. — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Herbert — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1936 (alternate), 1940, 1948 (alternate). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Herman M. — of Del Rio, Val Verde County, Tex. Postmaster at Del Rio, Tex., 1879-84, 1886-89. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Jacob W. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Independence League candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908; Independence League candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Block, John See S. John Block
  Block, John Rusling (b. 1935) — Born in Galesburg, Knox County, Ill., February 15, 1935. Republican. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1981-86; lobbyist. Still living as of 1994.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Block, Joseph — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Liberal. Candidate for New York state senate 24th District, 1946. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Julius H. — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn. Minnesota state treasurer, 1901-07. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Karl Morgan — of San Francisco, Calif. Republican. Bishop; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1956. Episcopalian. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Kenneth L. — of Michigan. Candidate for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1978. Still living as of 1978.
  Block, Lance — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Block, Louis M. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Marian — of California. Republican. Presidential Elector for California, 1960. Female. Still living as of 1960.
  Block, Mark — of New Berlin, Waukesha County, Wis. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Block, Martin — also known as Marty Block — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Block, Marty See Martin Block
  Block, Matthew F. — of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Block, Michael — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1927. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Morris (d. 1926) — of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y. Democrat. Mayor of Kingston, N.Y., 1902-05, 1925-26; died in office 1926. Died November 7, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Nathan — Progressive. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Block, P. — of Belleville, Essex County, N.J. Postmaster at Belleville, N.J., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Block, S. John (c.1880-1955) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, about 1880. Socialist. Lawyer; candidate for judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1908; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1933; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1914; candidate for New York state attorney general, 1916, 1917; delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1920. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; National Lawyers Guild; American Bar Association. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 30, 1955 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Block and Belle (Adler) Block; married to Anita Cahn.
  Block, Samuel — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state senate 9th District, 1928, 1932; candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 22nd District, 1933, 1934, 1935. Burial location unknown.
  Block, Sherman (1924-1998) — of Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in 1924. Los Angeles County Sheriff, 1981-98. Jewish. Died in 1998 (age about 74 years). Interment at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Calif.
  Block, Sol See Solomon Block
  Block, Solomon — also known as Sol Block — of Grants, Cibola County, N.M. Postmaster at Grants, N.M., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Block, William — of Tolstoy, Potter County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 26th District, 1941-42. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BLOCKER (Soundex B426) — See also BLACKER, BLOCHER, BLOCK, BLOCKSBERG, BLOKER, BLUCHER, BOCKLER, HOBLOCK, KLOCKE, KLOCKER, KNOBLOCK, LOCKE, LOCKEN, LOCKER, LOCKERBY, LOCKERMAN, LOCKERY, LOCKETT, LOCKETTE, LOCKEY, NEWBLOCK, NIBLOCK, OBLOCK, WHITLOCKE, ZABLOCKI.

  BLOCKER: See also J. Blocker Thornton
  Blocker, A. T. — of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Mayor of St. Petersburg, Fla., 1910-12. Burial location unknown.
  Blocker, Frank, Jr. — of Norfolk, Va. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Blocker, Harwood, Jr. See V. Harwood Blocker, Jr.
  Blocker, Janis — of Round O, Colleton County, S.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Blocker, John R. — of Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Blocker, Margaret Ann — also known as Margaret Blocker — of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.
  Blocker, Rick — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Blocker, V. Harwood, Jr. — U.S. Vice Consul in Manzanillo, as of 1929; Asuncion, as of 1932; Martinique, as of 1938; Victoria, as of 1943. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of William Preston Blocker (1892-1947).
  Blocker, William Preston (1892-1947) — also known as William P. Blocker — of Hondo, Medina County, Tex. Born in Hondo, Medina County, Tex., September 30, 1892. Democrat. School teacher; salesman; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, 1913-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Piedras Negras, 1916-19; U.S. Consul in Piedras Negras, 1919-23; Guaymas, 1923-24; Mazatlan, 1925-29; Ciudad Juarez, 1929-32; Monterrey, as of 1938; U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez, 1938-43. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died, following a heart attack, on board the U.S. Transport St. Mihiel, on which he had been scheduled to sail to Panama, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 28, 1947 (age 54 years, 151 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Vincular Harwood Blocker and Daisy D. Blocker; brother of V. Harwood Blocker, Jr. (1889?-?); married, February 29, 1916, to Joy Ovada Johnston (1899-1994).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial


BLOCKSBERG (Soundex B421) — See also BLOCK, BLOCKER, BLOKSBERG, BLONDILOCKS, HOBLOCK, KNOBLOCK, LOCKSLEY, MARKSBERRY, NEWBLOCK, NIBLOCK, OBLOCK, STOOKSBERRY, VICKSBURG, WAKSBERG, WILLOCKS, ZABLOCKI.

  Blocksberg, Arthur — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Bronx County 6th District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


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