Richard H. Bayard

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Birthday
26, 1796
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Mar 4, 1868 (71)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1796
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Mar 4, 1868 (71)

About

Whig politician who was the first Mayor of Wilmington. He was also the Chief Justice of the Delaware Superior Court, and a U.S. Senator from Delaware from 1841 to 1845.

Before Fame

He graduated from Princeton College in 1814 after studying law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1818.

Trivia

He was the second of five Bayards to serve in the Senate.

Family Life

His father, James A Bayard, was a politician and his brother, James A. Bayard, Jr. was also a politician.

Associated With

He was a U.S. Senator like Andrew Jackson.