Bard, Thomas Robert, 1841-1915

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Dates:
Birth 1841-12-08
Death 1915-03-05

Biographical notes:

Thomas Robert Bard (1841-1915), U.S. Senator from California from 1900 to 1905 and president of the Union Oil Company, was born in Pennsylvania where he studied law. He came to California in 1865 to take charge of the large land holdings of eastern owners in Ventura County and was instrumental in the subsequent development of land and petroleum in the area. Bard laid out the town of Hueneme, CA, and was involved in many Ventura County business ventures.

From the description of Papers of Thomas Robert Bard, 1890-1923. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228721162

From the description of Papers of Thomas Robert Bard (Addenda), 1866-1915. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228721163

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Subjects:

  • Legislators--Correspondence
  • California condor
  • Ranch life
  • Indians of North America
  • Trials (murder)
  • Gold mines and mining--History--19th century
  • Businessmen--Archives
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Real estate development--History--Sources
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Real property

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Places:

  • California--Ventura County (as recorded)
  • Santa Barbara (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • Soledad (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • San Francisco (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Port Hueneme (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • California--Ventura County (as recorded)
  • Ventura (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Ventura County (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • California--Ventura County (as recorded)
  • Ventura County (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • Ventura (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)