Baird, George, Dd
Baird, George, D.D.
a Scotch clergyman, was born at Inveravon in 1762; licensed to preach in 1786; presented to the living! of Dunkeld in 1787, and took his M.A. degree the same year; was transferred to the New Greyfriar's Church, Edinburgh, in 1792; transferred to the New North Church in 1798; held in conjunction the principalship of the university in 1799; was transferred to the High Church in 1801, and died January 14, 1840. At his suggestion the General Assembly, in 1824, formed a committee for extending education and religious instruction, especially in the Highlands and islands of Scotland. He devoted much time and money to this work, and travelled seven thousand miles in furtherance of the benevolent scheme. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:30, 69, 71; 2:785, 786.