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Thomas Francis BAYARD, Jr.

(1868-1942)
Senate Years of Service:
1922-1929
Party:
Democrat

BAYARD, Thomas Francis, Jr., (son of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr., and grandson of James Asheton Bayard, Jr.), a Senator from Delaware; born in Wilmington, Del., June 4, 1868; attended the common schools of Wilmington and St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H.; graduated from Yale University in 1890; a student at the Yale Law School in 1890 and 1891; admitted to the Delaware bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Wilmington; moved to New York City, and was appointed an assistant corporation counsel in 1897; practiced law in New York until September 1901, when he returned to Wilmington, Del., to practice law; served as chairman of the Democratic State committee 1906-1916; solicitor of the city of Wilmington 1917-1919; elected on November 7, 1922, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Josiah O. Wolcott; on the same day was also elected for the full term commencing March 4, 1923, and served from November 8, 1922, to March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928; resumed the practice of law in Wilmington, Del.; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1930; died in Wilmington, Del., July 12, 1942; interment in Old Swedes Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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