Samuel Bard (politician)
Born in New York City, Bard moved to the South in 1845.
Bard served as the elected superintendent of public instruction in Louisiana 1855–1857 and was also a newspaper editor and part-owner of the Memphis Avalanche. Bard served in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War in the rank of captain. 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, and then resigned the office in order to accept appointment as postmaster in Atlanta, Georgia. He later moved to Pensacola, Florida, and then Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he published and edited newspapers.
- 'Louisiana Almanac 2006-2007,' Milburn Calhoun and Jeanne Frois: Pelican Publishing, 2006, pg. 555
- Samuel Bard. The Papers of Andrew Johnson Volume 9, September 1865 - January 1866. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
- Samuel Bard. The Papers of Andrew Johnson Volume 9, September 1865 – January 1866. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
- "Samuel Bard" (PDF). Idaho Historical Society. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
- 'The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant,' November 1, 1896-October 31, 1870, Ulysses S. Grant Association, pg. 289-291
- Ex-Gov. Samuel Bard, 'New York Times,' September 20, 1878, pg. 4
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