BAIRD, Joseph Edward, (1865 - 1942)


BAIRD, Joseph Edward, a Representative from Ohio; born at Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, November 12, 1865; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Perrysburg High School in 1885 and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1893; was admitted to the bar in 1893 but did not practice; moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1894 and served as county clerk of Wood County 1894-1900; engaged as a dealer in oil and farm lands from 1900 to 1921; served as mayor of Bowling Green 1902-1905, and as postmaster 1910-1914; secretary of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission 1921-1923; served as assistant secretary of state 1923-1929; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; retired from active business pursuits and political activities; died in Bowling Green, Ohio, June 14, 1942; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.