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  Bayard, Thomas F.
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NameThomas F. Bayard
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Wilmington, Delaware , United States
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Born October 29, 1828
Died September 28, 1898 (69 years)
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InfoBAYARD, Thomas Francis (father of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.), a Senator from Delaware

Born in Wilmington DE, 10/29/1828, son of James A. Bayard Jr.

Attended Doctor Hawkes´┐Ż school in Flushing, N.Y.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Wilmington DE

United States district attorney for Delaware 1853-1854

Practiced law in Philadelphia

Returned to Wilmington in 1858

U.S. Senator (D-DE) 1869-1885 (resigned); served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Forty-seventh Congress; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Forty-third through Forty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Finance (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses)

Member of the Electoral Commission created by the act of Congress approved on January 29, 1877, to decide the contests in various States in the presidential election of 1876

US Secretary of State 1885-1889

Ambassador to Great Britain 1893-1897

Died in Dedham MA, 9/28/1898; interment in Old Swedes Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.

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FAMILY
Son Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. 1868-1942
Grandson Alexis I. du Pont Bayard 1918-1985
Father James A. Bayard, Jr. 1799-1880
Grandfather James A. Bayard 1767-1815
Uncle Richard H. Bayard 1796-1868

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  03/30/1893 US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/06/1885 U. S. Secretary of State Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/11/1884 US President - D Convention Lost 13.77% (-41.54%)
  11/07/1880 DE US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/24/1880 US President - D Convention Lost 10.95% (-39.19%)
  06/29/1876 US President - D Convention Lost 3.77% (-57.37%)
  11/07/1874 DE US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/10/1872 US President - D Convention Lost 2.07% (-92.68%)
  11/07/1868 DE US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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