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Richard Henry Bayard

  • Birth 26 Sep 1796 Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Death 4 Mar 1868 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Plot In the tomb of his father, James Asheton Bayard, Sr.
  • Memorial ID 7504239

U.S. Senator. Son of U.S. Senator James Asheton Bayard, Sr., brother of U.S. Senator James Asheton Bayard, Jr., and Grandson of Delaware Governor Richard Bassett. Was elected as the first Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware in 1832. Elected to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate and served from June 17, 1836 to September 19, 1839. Then became the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and served from 1839 to 1841. Elected a second time to the U. S. Senate and served from January 12, 1841 to March 3, 1845. Was appointed by President Millard Fillmore as the Charge d’Affaires to Belgium and served from 1850 to 1853.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 28 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7504239
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Henry Bayard (26 Sep 1796–4 Mar 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7504239, citing Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .