Joseph E. Baird

Joseph Edward Baird ( born November 12, 1865 in Perrysburg, Ohio, † June 14, 1942 in Bowling Green, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1931 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Baird attended the public schools of his home. In 1885 he graduated from Perrysburg High School. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he was admitted to the bar in 1893. But he has never exercised this profession. In 1894 he moved to Bowling Green. From 1894 to 1900 he was employed as a county clerk at the District Administration in Wood County; 1900-1921 he worked in the real estate industry. He sold oil fields and farmland. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1902 and 1905 he was among his other activities also mayor of Bowling Green, before he served there from 1910 to 1914 as a post holder. In 1921 to 1923 he was secretary of state public utility commission. Finally, he served from 1923 to 1929 as Deputy Secretary of State of Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1928, Baird was in the 13th electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James T. Begg on March 4, 1929. Since he has not been confirmed in 1930, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1931. This was marked by the events of the Great Depression. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Joseph Baird withdrew into retirement. He died on June 14, 1942 in Bowling Green, where he was also buried.