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David Bard (1744 March 12, 1815) was a United States representative from Pennsylvania. Born at Carroll's Delight in Adams County, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Princeton College (New Jersey) in 1773.

He studied theology and was licensed to preach by the Donegal Presbytery in 1777. He was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry at Lower Conotheague in 1779, and was a missionary in Virginia and west of the Allegheny Mountains. From 1786 to 1789, he was a pastor at Bedford, Pennsylvania, and later at Frankstown (now Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania).

Bard was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1795, to March 3, 1799.

He was elected as a Republican to the Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1803, until his death in Alexandria, Pennsylvania. He was interred in Sinking Valley Cemetery, near the hamlet of Arch Spring.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

1795–1799
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

1803–1805 alongside John Andre Hanna
1805–1813 alongside Robert Whitehill
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

1813–1815
Succeeded by