William Raimond Baird

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William Raimond Baird
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Born 1848
Died 1914
Alma mater Stevens Institute of Technology
Notable works Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities

William Raimond Baird (1848–1917) was the namesake of Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities and publisher of its early editions.

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He was born in 1848 and in 1878 he graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He exhaustively researched other organizations seeking a suitable partner to merge with his own Alpha Sigma Chi fraternity.[1] He selected Beta Theta Pi, which absorbed ΑΣΧ in 1879. As no authoritative resource on the subject existed, Baird published his research for the benefit of the public as American College Fraternities. He died in 1917.

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