Thomas McKee Bayne

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Thomas McKee Bayne
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by Alexander G. Cochran
Succeeded by William A. Stone
Personal details
Born (1836-06-14)June 14, 1836
Bellevue, Pennsylvania
Died June 16, 1894(1894-06-16) (aged 58)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican

Thomas McKee Bayne (June 14, 1836 – June 16, 1894) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, a lawyer, a district attorney, and a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Bayne was born in Bellevue, Pennsylvania.[1] He attended the public schools and Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He studied law. During the American Civil War, he entered the Union Army in July 1862 colonel of the 136th Pennsylvania Infantry.[clarification needed]

He took part in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He resumed the study of law in 1865, and was admitted to the bar of Allegheny County in April 1866. He was elected as district attorney for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in October 1870 and held the office until January 1, 1874.

Bayne was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1874. He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses. He 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.

As a result of concerns about a lung hemorrhage, he shot himself dead, two days after his 58th birthday, in Washington, D.C. in 1894. He was interred in Uniondale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ Bellevue was incorporated in 1867 from Ross Township PA

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander G. Cochran
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
William A. Stone