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CORNELIUS N. BLISS - SIGNATURE(S) 01/05/1899 - DOCUMENT 2014

 
CORNELIUS N. BLISS
Album leaf fragment signed in 1899, the year he resigned as President William McKinley's Secretary of the Interior
Signature: "Cornelius N. Bliss/Secretary of the Interior/Jan'y 5th 1899". Signatures on verso in unknown hand. 6x2 album leaf with rounded top right corner. American businessman Bliss (1833-1911) was Secretary of the Interior (1897-1899) under President William McKinley. Bliss was a partner in Bliss, Fabyan & Co., one of the largest wholesale dry-goods firms in the nation around the turn of the century. He was also active the New York State Republican party and served as Treasurer of the Republican National Committee at a time when the Republicans were in the ascendancy. With his business ties and his political connections, he should have had his pick of political jobs. However, Bliss was famous for turning down political nominations; he even turned down a nomination for the New York governorship in 1885 and 1891 and an offer to become McKinley's vice president in 1900 (McKinley was later assassinated, and Theodore Roosevelt, who did accept the job, became President). His two years as Secretary of the Interior were the only public office he ever held. Lightly toned. Show-through from verso touches signature. Discolored at top and right edges. Irregular left and bottom edges. Otherwise, fine condition.


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CORNELIUS N. BLISS
Born: January 26, 1833 in Fall River, Massachusetts
Died: October 9, 1911 in New York City, New York





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