THOMAS F. BAYARD SIGNED CARD, "T. F. Bayard, Delaware", 3.5 x 2, by U. S. Senator, Secretary of State under Cleveland, and U.S. Ambassador to United Kingdom. In fine condition, age toning and mounting remnants on reverse.
Thomas Francis Bayard (1828 –1898) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat from Wilmington, Delaware. A Democrat, he served three terms as U. S. Senator from Delaware (I1869-85) and made three unsuccessful bids for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. In 1885, President Grover Cleveland appointed him Secretary of State. After four years in private life, he returned to the diplomatic arena as Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1893-97).