Wilson S. Bissell

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Wilson S. Bissell : biography

December 31, 1847 – October 6, 1903

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., vol. 7, 1904

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 to 1895. In 1896 he was a delegate to the 1896 Democratic National Convention.

Apgar’s Corners in Tewksbury Township, NJ (Hunterdon County) was renamed in 1893 to the village of Bissel in an effort to sway him into ordering that a post office be created in the settlement. A small post office building (no longer in existence) was established soon thereafter.Stevenson, R.P; Potter, M., Oldtime Days In Mountainville, and Surrounding Towns, (1990), pp.92