Bliss, William D(wight) P(orter) at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
U.S. social reformer. Born in Constantinople to U.S. missionaries, he graduated from Hartford Theological Seminary and held Congregationalist and Episcopalian pastorates. An advocate of Christian Socialism, he organized the first such group in the U.S. in 1889. He lectured widely on labor and social reform and compiled many books, incl. the Encyclopedia of Social Reform (1897).