David Baird, Jr.
David Baird was the son of the David Baird (1839-1927), who sat in the Senate for New Jersey from 1918 to 1919. He first visited the Raymond Academy in his native Camden and Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, then made his first degree in 1899 at the Lawrenceville School and graduated in 1903 in Princeton. Then he beat his father at first a career in the lumber business and later in banking.
On November 30, 1929 Baird Governor Morgan Foster Larson to succeed the retiring U.S. Senator Walter Evans Edge was appointed by New Jersey, the U.S. Ambassador in France. He took his seat in Washington D.C. true to 2 December 1930. At the by-election to this seat, he did not take part; this was again won by a Republican Dwight Morrow.
In 1931, Baird was the Republican candidate in the election for governor of New Jersey, but he was defeated by Democrat A. Harry Moore clearly with 40:58 percent of the vote. Then he went back to his previous position after as a businessman. 1938 appointed him Governor Harold G. Hoffman in the Delaware River Joint Commission. Later, he was still working as an insurance broker. He died in February 1955 in Camden and was buried at Harleigh Cemetery the local.