Alexis I. du Pont Bayard

Alexis Irenee du Pont " Lex " Bayard ( born February 11, 1918 in Wilmington, Delaware; † September 3, 1985 ) was an American politician. Between 1949 and 1953 he was Deputy Governor of the State of Delaware.


Alexis Bayard came from paternal and maternal two known families in Delaware. The Bayard worked for five generations in American politics at the state and federal level; you Ponts were wealthy entrepreneurs in the chemicals and gunpowder industry. His father was a U.S. Senator Thomas F. Bayard ( 1868-1942 ). After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1948 he was an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention, was nominated to the President Harry S. Truman for re-election.

1948 Bayard was elected to the side of Elbert N. Carvel for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware. This post he held 1949-1953. Yet he was Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State Senate. In 1952 he ran for the U.S. Senate, but was defeated by Republican John J. Williams. He was also a member of several legal associations. After the end of his time as Lieutenant Governor, he practiced as a lawyer again. Alexis Bayard died on September 3, 1985 in Wilmington.