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BAYARD, Richard Henry, statesman, born in Wilmington, Del., in 1796 ; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 March 1868. He was the eldest son of James A. Bayard, the federalist leader, was graduated at Princeton in 1814, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in his native city. On 20 June 1836, he entered the United States senate as a Whig , having been elected to supply the vacancy caused by the resignation of Arnold Naudam. He served till September 1839, when he resigned to accept the office of chief justice of Delaware, but was again elected a senator, took his seat 2 December 1839, and served till the end of his term, 3 March 1845. He was appointed charg5 d'affaires at Brussels, 10 December 1850, and represented the United States there until 12 September 1853. His widow, a granddaughter of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, who was celebrated for her beauty, died in 1885.
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