Samuel T. Baird

Samuel Thomas Baird ( born May 5, 1861 in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, † April 22, 1899 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1899 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Baird enjoyed a private school and then studied at the Vincennes University in Indiana. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1882 admitted to the bar he began in Bastrop (Louisiana ) to work in his new profession. Between 1884 and 1888 he served as District Attorney in the Sixth Judicial District of Louisiana. Within the district, he was then judge until 1892. He then worked again as a lawyer.

Politically, Baird was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1896 he sat in the Senate of Louisiana and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in part. In the congressional elections of that year he was selected in the fifth electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Charles J. Boatner on March 4, 1897. In the following elections in 1898, Baird has been confirmed. On 4 March 1899 he entered his second term in office in Congress. But this he could not stop because he died on 22 April 1899. His mandate was made after a special election to Joseph E. Ransdell.