Diplomatist; born in Wilmington, Del.
, Oct. 29, 1828; grandson of James A. Bayard
; was admitted to the bar at Wilmington
in 1851, and served as United States District Attorney.
From 1869 to 1885 he was United States
Senator from Delaware
, and foremost among the leaders of the Democratic
He was a member of the Electoral Commission in 1877, and was for a while president pro tem.
of the Senate.
In 1880 and 1884 Senator Bayard
's prominence in the party brought his name before the National
Democratic Convention, but he failed of securing the prize, though receiving many votes.
called him in 1885 to the office of Secretary of State
, where he remained until 1889, and in President Cleveland
's second administration he was first minister and then ambassador
(q. v.) to Great Britain
He died in Dedham, Mass.
, Sept. 28, 1898.