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Sen. James Bayard Jr.

Former Senator for Delaware

Bayard was a senator from Delaware and was a Democrat. He served from 1867 to 1869.

He was previously a senator from Delaware as a Democrat from 1863 to 1865; a senator from Delaware as a Democrat from 1857 to 1863; and a senator from Delaware as a Democrat from 1851 to 1857.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Bayard faced an allegation of bribery and corruption in management of Union Pacific Railroad and Credit Mobilier of America. On Feb. 27, 1873, the Morrill Committee made no recommendation.

Feb. 27, 1873 Morrill Committee made no recommendation.
Photo of Sen. James Bayard [D-DE, 1867-1869]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1851 to Mar 1869, Bayard missed 2,273 of 4,161 roll call votes, which is 54.6%. This is much worse than the median of 23.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1869. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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