David Bard
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David Bard

David Bard (1744 – March 12, 1815) was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Born at Carroll's Delight, Adams County, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Princeton College (New Jersey) in 1773.

He studied theology and was licensed to preach by the Donegal Presbytery in 1777; he was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry at Lower Conotheague in 1779, and was a missionary in Virginia and west of the Allegheny Mountains. From 1786 to 1789 he was a pastor at Bedford, Pennsylvania, and later at Frankstown (now Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania).

Bard was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1795, to March 3, 1799.

He was elected as a Republican to the Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1803, until his death in Alexandria, Pennsylvania; he was interred in Sinking Valley Cemetery, near Arch Spring.

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References

  • United States Congress. "David Bard (id: B000137)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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