Gilbert A. Bliss

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Gilbert Ames Bliss

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Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Death: Died in Harvey, Cook, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Harrison Bliss and Mary Maria Bliss
Husband of Helen Elizabeth Bliss and Olive Bliss
Father of Ames Bliss and Elizabeth Bliss

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Gilbert A. Bliss

Was the original profile meant to be a joke?

The Proper place for this is the Mathematics Genealogy Project and Gilbert Ames Bliss listing is at [http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=5699] and Lawrence Graves was his most productive student in terms of student production, followed by Edward McShane. Currently, Gilbert Bliss has 54 students and 699 student descendants, according to the MGP site. Including my colleague Louis Legendre Pennisi at UI Chicago; I took over most of Calculus of Variations course and other courses when.he retired.

Geni.com works more like a crowd-sourcing environment and sharing common profiles is highly encouraged.

Gilbert A. Bliss was Chairman of the Mathematics Department at the University of Chicago (1927-1941) and was known as the leading American authority on the Calculus of Variations.

He was a descendant of Thomas Bliss of Rehoboth, Massachusetts (1588-1647).

Floyd Bliss Hanson Past Visiting Professor of Financial Mathematics at the University of Chicago and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Universtity of Illinois, Chicago. Also, a direct descendant of Thomas Bliss of Hartford, Connecticut (1590-16510) and "uncertain cousin" of the brothers Thomas Bliss of Rehoboth and George Bliss of Newport, Rhode Island (1591-1667).


  • Gilbert Ames Bliss is the descendant of his 7th Great Grandfather Thomas Bliss of Rehoboth in Massachusetts, who arrived first in Boston in the mid 1630s with his brother George Bliss of Newport in Rhode Island and his cousin Thomas Bliss of Hartford in Connecticut, as primary founders of the Bliss Family in America (Aaron Tyler Bliss, Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America).
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Gilbert A. Bliss's Timeline

1876
May 9, 1876
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
1914
May 24, 1914
Age 38
Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
1918
September 4, 1918
Age 42
Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
1951
May 8, 1951
Age 74
Harvey, Cook, Illinois, United States
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