Bayard, whose father was in the Class of 1926, was in a large contingent from Deerfield Academy who joined our class. A history major, Bayard joined Charter Club and played squash. His roommate for two years was Bob Bennett. After Princeton came the Navy and an assignment in the Pacific on the aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard.
Bayard went to Harvard Law School and later joined the New York law firm of White & Case. He interrupted his long tenure there with service at the U.S. Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection Agency in those organizations’ early years. He retired from White & Case in 1998 and moved to a vacation home in Alford. He and his wife became regular travelers, especially to France.
Bayard had a wide range of interests, including music, art, and conservation. He volunteered his talents to support the Conservation Law Foundation. All who knew him benefited from his insights into public affairs and relished his wit, highlighted by his being strikingly articulate.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Alice; sister Peggy Tenney; brother David; several nieces and nephews; and many grandnephews and nieces. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.