Samuel Bard (politician)

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Photo by Mathew Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries. Circa 1865.

Samuel Bard (May 18, 1825 – September 18, 1878) was a United States politician, newspaper editor and served briefly as Governor of Idaho Territory.

Biography[edit]

Born in New York City, Bard moved to the South in 1845.

Career[edit]

Bard served as the elected superintendent of public instruction in Louisiana 1855–1857[1] and was also a newspaper editor and part-owner of the Memphis Avalanche.[2] Bard served in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War in the rank of captain.[3] In 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Bard Governor of Idaho Territory, and he signed the oath of office, secured a leave of absence to remain in Georgia,[4] and then resigned the office in order to accept appointment as postmaster in Atlanta, Georgia.[5][6] He later moved to Pensacola, Florida, and then Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he published and edited newspapers.

Death[edit]

Bard died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a result of yellow fever.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Louisiana Almanac 2006-2007,' Milburn Calhoun and Jeanne Frois: Pelican Publishing, 2006, pg. 555
  2. ^ Samuel Bard. The Papers of Andrew Johnson Volume 9, September 1865 - January 1866. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Samuel Bard. The Papers of Andrew Johnson Volume 9, September 1865 – January 1866. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Samuel Bard" (PDF). Idaho Historical Society. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.idahohistory.net/Reference%20Series/0913.pdf
  6. ^ 'The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant,' November 1, 1896-October 31, 1870, Ulysses S. Grant Association, pg. 289-291
  7. ^ Ex-Gov. Samuel Bard, 'New York Times,' September 20, 1878, pg. 4

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