David Baird Jr.

This article is about the U.S. Senator, David Baird Jr.. For his father, also a U.S. Senator, see David Baird Sr.
David Baird Jr.
United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
November 30, 1929  December 2, 1930
Preceded by Walter Evans Edge
Succeeded by Dwight Morrow
Personal details
Born (1881-10-10)October 10, 1881
Camden, New Jersey
Died February 28, 1955(1955-02-28) (aged 73)
Camden, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Parents David Baird Sr.

David Baird Jr. (October 10, 1881  February 28, 1955) was a U.S. Senator from New Jersey.


Born in Camden, New Jersey to Senator David Baird, Baird Jr. graduated from Lawrenceville School in 1899 and from Princeton University in 1903. Like his father, he engaged in the lumber business and banking in Camden from 1903 to 1929.

On November 30, 1929, Baird was appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Walter Evans Edge. He served from November 30, 1929 to December 2, 1930, when a duly elected successor was qualified. Baird was not a candidate for election to the vacancy in 1930.

Baird was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1931, after which he resumed former business pursuits.

He was appointed by the Governor to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to fill an unexpired term in 1938. He then worked as insurance broker, and died in Camden in 1955, aged 73. He was interred in Harleigh Cemetery.

United States Senate
Preceded by
Walter Evans Edge
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from New Jersey
Succeeded by
Dwight Morrow
Party political offices
Preceded by
Morgan Foster Larson
Republican Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
Succeeded by
Harold G. Hoffman
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