Samuel Thomas BAIRD
BAIRD, Samuel Thomas, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, La., May 5, 1861; educated under private tutors and attended the Vincennes (Ind.) University; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, La.; district attorney of the sixth judicial district 1884-1888; district judge of the sixth judicial district 1888-1892; resumed the practice of law in Bastrop; member of the State senate in 1896; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 22, 1899; interment in Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop, La.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present