James Asheton Bayard, Sr. and Adoption

United States Senator from



American politician

Bayard and his siblings were adopted by their uncle, John Bubenheim Bayard, when their father died. From 1797 to 1803 he was a member of the US House of Representatives from Delaware, from 1804 to 1813 he was US senator from Delaware. He was a member of the Bayard-Clayton political dynasty of Delaware, which is still active in the 20th century, including two of his sons and two grandsons, all US senators from Delaware.


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