David Bard

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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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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
At large on a General ticket:

Thomas Fitzsimons
John W. Kittera
Thomas Hartley
Thomas Scott
James Armstrong
Peter G. Muhlenberg
Andrew Gregg
Frederick A.C. Muhlenberg
Daniel Hiester
William Irvine
William Findley
John Smilie
and
William Montgomery

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

1795 - 1799
Succeeded by
Henry Woods
Preceded by
Isaac Van Horne
and
Robert Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

1803 – 1805 alongside John Andre Hanna
1805 – 1813 alongside Robert Whitehill
Succeeded by
Hugh Glasgow
Preceded by
Isaac Griffin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

1813 –1815
Succeeded by
Thomas Burnside