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John Absalom Baird
Colonel, United States Army
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John Absalom Baird, a relative of Absalom Baird, was born in 1890.  He served in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Colonel.  He died in 1951 and was buried in the Absalom Baird plot in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Helen Bates Baird (1890-1972) is buried with him.  Their names appear on the side of Absalom's private monument.
Courtesy of Michael Stein:

Colonel John Absalom Baird (1890-1961)
 Born in Virginia June 23rd, 1890
 Cadet U.S. Naval Academy 1907-11
Midshipman 1911-12
Ensign March 7, 1912
Second Lieutenant April 26, 1912
First Lieutenant July 1, 1916
Captain May 15, 1917
Major (NA) September 14, 1918
Major July 1, 1920
Lieutenant Colonel August 1, 1935
Colonel (AUS) October 16, 1940
Colonel December 1, 1940
Ret. January 31, 1947

Legion of Merit

Served with the Coast Artillery Corps 1912-23
Served with the Chemical Warfare Service 1923-47

Student, Chemical Warfare School 1923
Student, Army Industrial College 1927-28
Student, Command & General Staff College 1932-


BAIRD, JOHN ABSALOM
COL CAC
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/23/1890
DATE OF DEATH: 09/30/1951
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 55 WH X-
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BAIRD, HELEN B
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/27/1890
DATE OF DEATH: 07/06/1972
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 55
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF JA BAIRD, COL, US ARMY


Research regarding his career continues.

JA Baird Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002


Posted: 12 October 2002 Updated: 19 June 2003 Updated: 13 July 2003  Updated: 5 September 2005
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Legion of Merit
Legion of Merit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Baird Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003