Frederic Wright Bliss


BLISS, FREDERIC WRIGHT, lawyer and legislator, born in Rehoboth, Mass., Oct. 14, 1852; son of Cyrus W. and Hannah T. (Munroe) Bliss; seventh in descent from Thomas Bliss, one of the proprietors and founders of Rehoboth; sixth in descent from Capt. Benjamin Church and Alice Southworth; eighth in descent from Richard Warren who came over in the Mayflower in 1620.

Educated in the public schools of Rehoboth, East Greenwich Academy, Rhode Island; Ph.D. Brown University 1878; PILB. Boston University 1878; LL.B. Boston University 1881. Unmarried.

Practiced law in Boston since 1881. Member Mass. House of Representatives 1891ó4. Author of Rapid Transit and Railroad legislation. Director of Hunt-Spiller Manufacturing Corporation. Director of Mount Pleasant Home. Trustee of Mass. Homeopathic Hospital. Chairman of John Brown Memorial Mass. Commission, 1914. Delegate to the Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1904. Member Mass. Society of Mayflower Descendants. Beta Theta Pi. Masonic Knight Templar. Past Master of Saint Johnís Lodge, Boston. President Masonic Mastersí Association, Boston. Clubs: Boston City; Economic. Recreations; travel and out-door life. Home, 508 Washington Street, Dorchester, Boston, Mass. Office, 89 State Street, Boston, Mass.