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Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898

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Personal name headingBayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898
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Bayard, T. F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898
LocatedWilmington (Del.) Washington (D.C.)
Birth date18281029
Death date18980928
Place of birthWilmington (Del.)
Place of deathDedham (Mass.)
Field of activityLaw
Politics, Practical
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. Senate
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inResponsibilities of the legal profession in a republic, 1883: t.p. (Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, LL. D.)
In the Senate of the United States, 1885?: p. 1 (Mr. Bayard, from the Committee on Private Land Claims)
Message from the President of the United States, 1886?: p. 2 (T.F. Bayard, Dept. of State)
Members of Cong. since 1789, 1977 (Bayard, Thomas Francis Sr., D. Del., Oct. 29, 1828-Sept. 28, 1898; Senate 1869-Mar. 6, 1885; Pres. pro tempore 1881; Sec. of State 1885-89)
Biog. dir. of the United States Congress, accessed Apr. 16, 2012 (Bayard, Thomas Francis, Sr., son of James Asheton Bayard, Jr., and father of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr., a Senator from Delaware; b. in Wilmington, Del., Oct. 29, 1828; attended Doctor Hawkes' school in Flushing, N.Y.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Wilmington, Del.; appointed U.S. district attorney for Delaware in 1853, but resigned in 1854; moved to Philadelphia and practiced law; returned to Wilmington in 1858; at the expiration of his father's Senate term in 1869 was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate; reelected in 1875 and 1881 and served from March 4, 1869, to March 6, 1885, when he resigned to become Secretary of State; 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); appointed a 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; Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Grover Cleveland 1885-1889; Ambassador to Great Britain 1893-1897; died in Dedham, Mass., on September 28, 1898; interment in Old Swedes Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.)
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