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



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    • us: Bayard, Mr. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898
    • us: Bayard, T. F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898
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    • found: Responsibilities of the legal profession in a republic, 1883: t.p. (Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, LL. D.)
    • found: In the Senate of the United States, 1885?: p. 1 (Mr. Bayard, from the Committee on Private Land Claims)
    • found: Message from the President of the United States, 1886?: p. 2 (T.F. Bayard, Dept. of State)
    • found: 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)
    • found: 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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