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Thomas Robert Bard

Thomas Robert Bard, American senator.


  • Bard, Thomas Robert was born on December 8, 1841 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert M. and Elizabeth S. (Little) Bard.

  • Education

    • Graduate Chambersburg Academy at 18, at head of class. Studied law.


    • Transportation agent, Cumberland Valley R.R. at Hagerstown, Maryland., 1861. Sent by Colonel Thomas A. Scott, 1865, to look after latter’s landed interests in Southern California, where has since resided. Largely interested in lands and in development of oil industry.

      United States senator, 1900-1905.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    • Married Mary B. Gerberding, April.
    • father: Robert M. Bard
    • mother: Elizabeth S. (Little) Bard
    • spouse: Mary B. Gerberding
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    Died March 6, 1915
    (aged 73)