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Thomas R. Bard


Picture of Thomas R. Bard
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1898 Republican Senate1 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Thomas Robert Bard
Born: December 8, 1841 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Died: March 5, 1915 in Hueneme, CA

1868-1873: Member, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors
186?: City Planner, Town of Hueneme
1871: Member, Ventura County Organization Committee
1886-1887: Director, State Board of Agriculture
1890: Co-Founder, Union Oil Company of California (Unocal)
1892: U.S. Presidential Elector
1907-1911: Member, Regents of the University of California


  • Footnote of History: In 1904, it was US Senator Bard who nominated future General George S. Patton for admission as a cadet at West Point, starting one of the most notable military careers of WWII.


Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []