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LAIRD (Soundex L630) — See also BAIRD, BEAIRD, GAIRDIAN, KINNAIRD, LAIR, LARD, LEAIRD, LEARD, LORD, RAIRDEN.

  LAIRD: See also Laird Howard Barber — Clement Laird Brumbaugh — Thomas Alan Goldsborough — Winder Laird Henry — Samuel Sloan Jack — Marilyn Laird Lloyd — Frederick John Mills — George Laird Shoup — W. Laird Stabler, Jr. — W. Laird Stabler III — Laird J. Troyer — Clement Laird Vallandigham — C. Laird Wall
  Laird, A. A. — of Frankfort, Clinton County, Ind. Postmaster at Frankfort, Ind., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Andrew J. — of LaGrange, Troup County, Ga. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Carlton W. — of Nebraska. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 4th District, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Danny — Socialist. Socialist Workers candidate for Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Laird, Edward See J. Edward Laird
  Laird, G. C. — of Dodge, Dodge County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1883. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Harrison P. — of Westmoreland County, Pa. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 39th District, 1881-84. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Helen Connor (b. 1891) — also known as Helen Connor; Mrs. Melvin R. Laird, Sr. — of Marshfield, Wood County, Wis. Born in Grand Rapids (now Wisconsin Rapids), Wood County, Wis., August 22, 1891. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Duncan Connor (1864-1944); married to Melvin Robert Laird, Sr.; mother of Melvin Robert Laird, Jr..
  Political family: Laird-Doyle family of Marshfield, Wisconsin.
Hugh E. Laird Laird, Hugh E. — of Tempe, Maricopa County, Ariz. Democrat. Mayor of Tempe, Ariz., 1928-30, 1948-60; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1952. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: City of Tempe
  Laird, J. Edward — of Dutchess County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Dutchess County 1st District, 1925. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, J. T. — of Modoc County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, James — of Mt. Joy, Lancaster County, Pa. Postmaster at Mt. Joy, Pa., 1837-41, 1844-49. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, James (1849-1889) — of Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Fowlerville, Livingston County, N.Y., June 20, 1849. Republican. Delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1883-89; died in office 1889. Died in Hastings, Adams County, Neb., August 17, 1889 (age 40 years, 58 days). Interment at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Neb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Laird, James — of Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, James H. — Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1907, 1908 (Prohibition), 1909 (Prohibition), 1911; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, John S. — of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972, 1988, 1996, 2008; mayor of Santa Cruz, Calif., 1983-84, 1987-88; Presidential Elector for California, 1992, 1996, 2000. Still living as of 2008.
  Laird, L. E. — of Worland, Washakie County, Wyo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1928, 1940, 1944. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Lyndon — Democrat. Nominated in primary for Texas state senate 22nd District 2012, but withdrew before election. Still living as of 2012.
  Laird, Margaret B. — of Essex County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1921-22. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Max — of Thompson, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1996, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Laird, Mrs. Melvin R., Sr. See Helen Connor Laird
  Laird, Melvin Robert, Sr. (d. 1946) — also known as Melvin R. Laird, Sr. — of Marshfield, Wood County, Wis. Born near Griggsville, Pike County, Ill. Republican. School teacher and principal; Presbyterian minister; chaplain; member of Wisconsin state senate 24th District, 1941-46; died in office 1946. Presbyterian. Died March 19, 1946. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Helen Connor (daughter of William Duncan Connor (1864-1944)); father of Melvin Robert Laird, Jr..
  Political family: Laird-Doyle family of Marshfield, Wisconsin.
Melvin R. Laird Laird, Melvin Robert, Jr. (1922-2016) — also known as Melvin R. Laird — of Marshfield, Wood County, Wis. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., September 1, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state senate 24th District, 1947-52; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956 (speaker), 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1953-69; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1969-73. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Purple Heart. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1974. Died in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., November 16, 2016 (age 94 years, 76 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Melvin Robert Laird, Sr. and Helen Connor Laird; married, October 15, 1945, to Barbara Masters; uncle of Jessica Laird (who married James Edward Doyle); grandson of William Duncan Connor (1864-1944).
  Political family: Laird-Doyle family of Marshfield, Wisconsin.
  Epitaph: "Purple Heart. Father. Friend. Statesman."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Melvin Laird: Dale Van Atta, With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  Laird, Paul C. — of Irving, Dallas County, Tex. Mayor of Irving, Tex., 1957-59. Still living as of 1959.
  Laird, Rachael Marilyn See Marilyn Laird Lloyd
  Laird, Richard K. — of Florida. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Laird, Robert M. — of Hanover, York County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Robert S. — of Monmouth County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state senate from Monmouth County, 1855-57. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Roy — of Dubois, Clark County, Idaho. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Laird, Russell — of Worland, Washakie County, Wyo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Seth M. — of Pierre, Hughes County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Republican. Postmaster at Pierre, Dakota Territory, 1882-85. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Thomas — of Munhall, Allegheny County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956; burgess of Munhall, Pennsylvania, 1955-56. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Thomas S. — People's candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, Vivian — of Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1960, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Laird, William B. — Greenback Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Laird, William McGill (b. 1890) — also known as William M. Laird — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Tyrone, Blair County, Pa., April 18, 1890. Lawyer; Washtenaw County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1917-20; Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1923-26. Burial location unknown.
William R. Laird IV Laird, William R. IV (b. 1952) — of Oak Hill, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Montgomery, Fayette County, W.Va., June 3, 1952. Democrat. President and CEO, Montgomery General Hospital; Fayette County Sheriff, 1989-96, 2001-08; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1997-2000; member of West Virginia state senate 10th District, 2009-. United Methodist. Member, Lions. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of William R. Laird III and Clark (Cook) Laird; married to Michelle Ford.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  Laird, William Ramsey III (1916-1974) — also known as William R. Laird III — of Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Keswick, Shasta County, Calif., June 2, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1949; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1956. Died in Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va., January 7, 1974 (age 57 years, 219 days). Interment at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, W.Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Laird, Wilson — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Mayor of Erie, Pa., 1855-56, 1858. Burial location unknown.


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