Thomas McKee BAYNE, Congress, PA (1836-1894)


BAYNE, Thomas McKee, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bellevue, Allegheny County, Pa., June 14, 1836; attended the public schools and Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; studied law; during the Civil War entered the Union Army in July 1862 as colonel of the One Hundred and Thirty-sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; took part in the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville; resumed the study of law in 1865; was admitted to the bar of Allegheny County in April 1866; elected district attorney for Allegheny County in October 1870 and held the office until January 1, 1874; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1891); was renominated as a candidate for reelection to the Fifty-second Congress, but declined to accept the nomination, retiring from public life and active business pursuits; died in Washington, D.C., on June 16, 1894; interment in Uniondale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present