BLISS, ISAAC GROUT: Congregational foreign missionary; b. at Springfield, Mass., July 5,1822; d. at Assiut, Egypt, Feb. 16,1889. Educated at Amherst College (B.A., 1844) and at Yale and Andover (1847) theological seminaries, he served as missionary of the American Board at Erzerum, Eastern Turkey, 1847-52, when the failure of his health compelled his return to the United States. In 1857 he returned to the foreign field as agent for the Levant of the American Bible Society, with residence in Constantinople.