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  Bayard, Richard H.
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NameRichard H. Bayard
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Wilmington, Delaware , United States
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Born September 26, 1796
Died March 04, 1868 (71 years)
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InfoBAYARD, Richard Henry, (son of James Asheton Bayard, Sr., brother of James Asheton Bayard, Jr., and grandson of Richard Bassett), a Senator from Delaware; born in Wilmington, Del., on 9/26/1796; graduated from Princeton College in 1814; studied law; admitted to the bar in New Castle, Del., in 1818 and commenced practice in Wilmington; first mayor of Wilmington in 1832

US Senate (W-DE) 1836-1839. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Arnold Naudain and took office on 6/17/1836. Resigned on 9/19/1839 to become chief justice of Delaware. Served as chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses)

Chief justice of Delaware 1839-1841, when he resigned

US Senate (W-DE) 1841-1845. Elected to fill the vacancy which had existed since his own resignation and took office on 1/12/1841. Did not seek an additional term in 1844.

Charge d’affaires to Belgium 1850-1853

Died in Philadelphia, Pa., 3/4/1868; interment in the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.

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FAMILY
Father James A. Bayard 1767-1815
Brother James A. Bayard, Jr. 1799-1880
Nephew Thomas F. Bayard 1828-1898

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  12/10/1850 US Ambassador to Belgium Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/01/1841 DE US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1838 DE US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/01/1836 DE US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Vice President - Senate Runoff - Feb 08, 1837 W Francis Granger