previous next

Bayard, Thomas Francis, 1828-1898

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 side. 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. President Cleveland 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.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Grover Cleveland (2)
Thomas Francis Bayard (1)
James Ashton Bayard (1)
James A. Bayard (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
1885 AD (2)
September 28th, 1898 AD (1)
1898 AD (1)
1889 AD (1)
1884 AD (1)
1880 AD (1)
1877 AD (1)
1869 AD (1)
1851 AD (1)
October 29th, 1828 AD (1)
1828 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: