Arthur D. Bissell

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Arthur Douglas Bissell (10 January 1844, New London, New York - 13 November 1926) His father, John was involved in the transportation business. He was educated at Clinton Preparatory School, and received a BA from Yale in 1867, where he was a member of Skull and Bones.[citation needed] His brother, Wilson Shannon Bissell was also a Yale graduate and would go on to become Postmaster General.

Upon graduation Arthur joined his father at the Bissell Transportation Company. He remained in transport until 1885, when he was appointed by his brother's good friend, Grover Cleveland as collector of customs for the district of Buffalo. In 1889 he was elected Vice President of the newly created People's Bank of Buffalo. In 1903 he became President.

He married Fanny Castle on 16 June 1876; their daughter married Bradley Goodyear.

Bissell was a Presbyterian and a member of the Ellicott Club of Buffalo.

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