|Name||Thomas F. Bayard|
Wilmington, Delaware , United States
|| October 29, 1828
|| September 28, 1898
Feb 04, 2013 11:49pm
|Info||BAYARD, 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� 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.