Wilson Shannon Bissell (1847 - 1903)

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Wilson Shannon Bissell (December 31, 1847 New London, Oneida County, New York - October 6, 1903 Buffalo, New York) was an American politician from New York.

He graduated from Yale University in 1869 and was a member of Skull and Bones.

From 1873 to 1882 he was a law partner of future President Grover Cleveland. Bissell entered Democratic Party politics as a candidate for Presidential Elector in 1888.

He served as Postmaster General under Cleveland from 1893-1895. In 1896 he was a delegate to the 1896 Democratic National Convention.

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Wilson S. Bissell, U.S. Postmaster General's Timeline

December 31, 1847
October 6, 1903
Age 55