Born: March 25, 1812, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: Lawyer, Legislator
Source Citation: American Biographical History of
Eminent and Self-Made Men with Portrait Illustrations on Steel, Volumes
I-II and Genealogy of the Bliss
Family in America.
Hon. Albert Asahel Bliss was a state-prison Inspector and ex-treasurer of the State of
Ohio. He was educated at the Town Academy in Whitestown, NY and at the
Oneida Institute. He began the study of law in Elyria, Ohio. In the fall of
1835 he was
admitted to the bar. While learning his profession, he supported himself
by working at his trade, and editing the Ohio Atlas, a leading local
newspaper. Mr. Bliss practiced law for ten years, served in the
State Legislature of Ohio three years, and held the position of Mayor of
Elyria one year.
Mr. Bliss was a member of the Ohio Legislature from 1839 to 1843 and was Treasurer of
State for seven years. Mr. Bliss removed to Jackson, Michigan, in
1863, and during the same year was appointed, by Governor Bagley, one of
the Inspectors of the Jackson State Prison. Three years later, he was placed upon the School Board.
In December, 1835, he married Almira J. Beebe, of Whitesborough, New York.
||Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins of
England and Hartford, CT
||Nathaniel Bliss and Catharine Chapin of
||Samuel Bliss and Sarah Stebbins of
||Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah Colton of
||Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah Cooley of
||Ebenezer Bliss and Lucinda Wilds of
||Asahel Bliss and Lydia Adams Griswold
of Elyria, Ohio
||Hon. Albert Asahel Bliss and Almira J.
Beebe (6 children)