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Some Famous People with the surname of Bliss

Wikipedia John William Michael Bliss, CM, FRSC (born January 18, 1941) is a widely-published Canadian historian, a medical historian, and a public intellectual, considered by some to be "outspoken".
Wikipedia The Reverend Nathaniel Bliss (28 November 1700 ? 2 September 1764) was an English astronomer of the 18th century, serving as Astronomer Royal between 1762 and 1764.
Wikipedia Aaron Thomas Bliss (May 22, 1837 ? September 16, 1906) was a U.
Wikipedia Cornelius Newton Bliss (January 26, 1833 ? October 9, 1911) was an American merchant and politician.
Wikipedia Michael Bliss (born April 5, 1965, in Milwaukie, Oregon) is a NASCAR driver.
Wikipedia Tasker Howard Bliss GCMG (December 31, 1853 ? November 9, 1930) was Chief of Staff of the United States Army from September 22, 1917 until May 18, 1918.
Wikipedia Lucille Bliss (born March 31, 1916) is an American actress and voice artist.
Wikipedia Philemon Bliss (July 28, 1813 ? August 25, 1889) was an Ohio Congressman, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court of Dakota Territory, and a Missouri Supreme Court justice.
Wikipedia Ray Charles Bliss (December 16, 1907 ? August 6, 1981) was one of the important national U.
Wikipedia William Wallace Smith Bliss (August 17, 1815 ? August 5, 1853) was a United States Army officer.
Wikipedia Philip Paul Bliss (9 July 1838 ? 29 December 1876) was an American composer, conductor, bass-baritone writer of hymns and a Gospel singer.
Wikipedia Douglas Percy Bliss (28 January 1900?11 March 1984, age 84) was a Scottish painter and art conservationist.
Wikipedia Gilbert Ames Bliss, (9 May 1876, Chicago ? 8 May 1951, Harvey, Illinois), was an American mathematician, known for his work on the calculus of variations.
Wikipedia William Henry Bliss (26 April 1835 ? 8 March 1911) was an English scholar and Anglican convert to Catholicism.
Wikipedia George Bliss (January 1, 1813 ? October 24, 1868) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio.
Wikipedia Dave Bliss (born September 20 1943 in Binghamton, New York) is a former American college basketball coach.
Wikipedia Brian Boyer Bliss (born September 28, 1965, in) is a retired American soccer defender and former coach of the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer.
Wikipedia Russell Bliss (born circa 1934) was a waste hauler contracted to spray oil on the dirt roads of Times Beach, Missouri.
Wikipedia Kody Andrew Bliss (born February 21, 1985 in Enid, Oklahoma) is an American football punter.
Wikipedia Porter Cornelius Bliss American journalist and diplomat: born on the Cattaraugus Reservation, Erie County, New York of Seneca Indians on December 28, 1838; studied at Hamilton College and Yale College; traveled in Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia 1860-61, investigating the condition of the Indian tribes in behalf of societies at Boston; was employed for some months as clerk in the Indian Bureau, and subsequently in the post-office department at Washington 1861; took part in volunteer organizations for the defense of the capital; visited England the same year; accompanied Gen.
Wikipedia Zenas Randall Bliss (April 17, 1835 ? January 2, 1900) was an officer and general in the United States Army and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.
Wikipedia Frank Eugene Bliss (December 10, 1852 ? January 8, 1929) was a major league baseball player for two games in 1878 for the Milwaukee Grays.
Wikipedia Calvin Comins Bliss (December 22, 1823 ? December 13, 1891) was the first Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, serving from 1864 to 1868.
Wikipedia Arnold Percy Donald Bliss (8 November 1909 ? 1 December 1975) was an English footballer.

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