Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Bliss, Daniel (missionary)

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BLISS, Daniel, missionary, b. in Georgia, Vt., 17 Aug., 1823. He studied at Kingsville, Ohio, academy, and was graduated at Amherst in 1852. He studied from 1852 till 1855 at Andover theological seminary, and was ordained a Congregational clergyman, 17 Oct., 1855. He was missionary of the American board at Mt. Lebanon, Syria, from 1856 till 1862, and subsequently, till 1864, was secretary to the board in New York. During 1864-'6 he labored in England in behalf of the Protestant college at Beyrout, Syria, of which he has been president since 1864. He has published several tracts, and is the author of a “Mental Philosophy” and “Natural Philosophy” in Arabic.