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Thomas Robert Bard

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Thomas Robert Bard, American senator.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Connections

Married Mary B. Gerberding, April.

father:
Robert M. Bard

mother:
Elizabeth S. (Little) Bard

spouse:
Mary B. Gerberding