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- Baird, George Thomas
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George Thomas Baird was born in 1847, at Bairdsville, Carleton County, New Brunswick, of Scottish ancestry. He was the son of George and Frances (Bishop) Baird. He married Ida Jane Sadler, daughter of Captain Dexter W. Sadler, of Saint John in 1879 and had two sons.
George Baird was educated at the public school and the Provincial Normal School. He taught school for a number of years. He also was engaged in general mercantile and lumbering business in Andover. He was a Mason, a postmaster at Perth, 1878-1882, and a justice of the peace for Victoria County. He represented Victoria County in the House of Assembly, 1884-1890 and 1892-1895, as a Conservative. He was called to the Senate of Canada, in June 1895, where he served until his death in Andover in 1917.
Source: Prominent People of New Brunswick, 1937
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This fonds consists largely of the records kept during the time that Baird was a senator, including correspondence about patronage and other political matters. Subjects include Victoria Telephone company, railways, bridges, ferries, and roads, and land transactions. There is correspondence about Indian Reservation and lumbering, including contracts and crown timber licenses.
The fonds also includes material related to the John J. Kupkey estate and the Beveridge, Cameron estates. There are minutes of Liberal-Conservative Association, 1895, the Perth Sabbath School Register, 1877, and accounts of the Baird General Store at Perth, 1877, 1881, 1885 and for Victoria Co. Telephone Co., 1903.
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