Photo credit:

McAtee, William, comp. Souvenir: Portraits and Biographies of the Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania and Heads of Departments, Session of 1895. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Roshon Portrait Company, 1895.


Sessions Office Position District Party
1889-1890 Representative Republican
1891-1892 Representative Republican
1893-1894 Representative Republican
1895-1896 Representative Republican
1897-1898 Representative Republican
1899-1900 Representative Republican
1901-1902 Representative Republican
1903-1904 Representative Majority Floor Leader Republican
1905-1906 Representative Republican
Counties Delaware


12/15/1855 - 01/06/1905

BLISS, Ward Raymond, a Representative from Delaware County; born in Lewisburg, Union County, Pa., December 15, 1855; graduated, Lewisburg (Bucknell) University, 1874; teacher; lawyer; publisher and editor, The Weekly Reporter; owner and editor, Delaware County Republican (1882-1893); chair, Delaware County Republican Committee (1887); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1889 term; reelected to serve 8 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Leader (1903-1904); died while in office, January 6, 1905 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania.


Bliss, Ward R., Digest of the Special Laws Relating to Delaware County. (Edited Publication)
Bliss, Ward R., Delaware County Reports (eight volumes). (Edited Publication)

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