BLISS, Daniel [1823-1916] -- American missionary educator
Receiving an appointment by the ABCFM, he was posted to
Syria in 1855.
He subsequently organized a new educational institution,
the Syrian Protestant College (now American University of Beirut).
Bliss was its first president and remained in that post for
36 years until his retirement in 1902.
He also acted as professor and treasurer for the new college.
He was succeeded as president by his son, Dr. Howard Bliss.
| Ordained |
| Sails from Boston for Syria |
| He preaches his first Arabic sermon |
| Syrian Protestant College chartered in New York State |
| Endowments permit opening the college in Beirut |
| Name changed to American University of Beirut |
- Son: ¤BLISS, Howard Sweetser [1860-1920] American missionary educator
- Son: ¤BLISS, Frederick Jones [1859-1937] American archaeologist
- Grandson: ¤BLISS, Daniel [1898-2001] American scholar, DD