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  Bayard, Thomas F.
NameThomas F. Bayard
Wilmington, Delaware , United States
Born October 29, 1828
DiedSeptember 28, 1898 (69 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 06, 2015 04:53am
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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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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