|Name||Richard H. Bayard|
Wilmington, Delaware , United States
|| September 26, 1796
|| March 04, 1868
Jul 28, 2009 06:09am
|Info||BAYARD, 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.