Biography of John H. Bissell
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BISSELL, John Henry, lawyer; born, Lyons, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1846; son of Rt. Rev. William Henry Augustus and Martha Cotton (Moulton) Bissell; educated at Walnut Hill School and Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y., receiving honorary degree of M.A., 1879; married, Geneva, June 30, 1869, Annie A. Soverhill; children: Lillian G. (Mrs. W. E. S. Strong), Alice Chase (Mrs. W. J. L. Lyster), William Sydney. Studied law and was admitted to the bar in Vermont, 1870; New York, 1871; Michigan, 1872; Supreme Court of U. S., 1881; practiced in Geneva, N. Y., 1870-71; removed to Detroit, Feb., 1872; member of firm of Miller, Bissell & Sibley, 187695, has since practiced alone. Treasurer The Ideal Manufacturing Co.; director The Edison Illuminating Co., of Detroit; The Peninsular Electric Light Co.; Detroit Board of Commerce. Member Michigan Fish Commission, 1883-89. President American Fisheries Society and of the Michigan Forestry Association; member American Historical Association, American Forestry Association, American Bar Association, Sigma Phi. Club: Prismatic. Recreations: fishing and forestry. Office: 525-529 Bank Chambers. Residence: 649 Jefferson Avenue.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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