Joseph E. Baird

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Joseph Edward Baird
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931
Preceded byJames T. Begg
Succeeded byWilliam L. Fiesinger
Personal details
Born(1865-11-12)November 12, 1865
Perrysburg, Ohio
DiedJune 14, 1942(1942-06-14) (aged 76)
Bowling Green, Ohio
Resting placeOak Grove Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Michigan Law School

Joseph Edward Baird (November 12, 1865 – June 14, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born at Perrysburg, Ohio, Baird attended the public schools. He was graduated from the Perrysburg High School in 1885 and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1893. He was admitted to the bar in 1893 but did not practice. He moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1894 and served as county clerk of Wood County 1894-1900. He engaged as a dealer in oil and farm lands from 1900 to 1921. He served as mayor of Bowling Green 1902-1905, and as postmaster 1910-1914. Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio 1921-1923. He served as assistant secretary of state 1923-1929.

Baird was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. He retired from active business pursuits and political activities. He died in Bowling Green, Ohio, June 14, 1942. He was interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph E. Baird (id: B000054)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James T. Begg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
William L. Fiesinger