Henry Martyn Baird, D. D., PH. D. (1832-1902)

Henry Martyn Baird, D. D., Ph. D., son of Dr. Robert Baird, was born in Philadelphia, January 7th, 1832. After graduating from the University of the City of New York, in June, 1850, he spent the years 1851-3 in Greece and Italy, in the former country studying in the University of Athens. On his return to this country, he studied theology in the Union and Princeton Theological Seminaries, graduating at the latter in 1856. From 1855 to 1859 he was Tutor of Greek in the College of New Jersey. In 1859 he was elected Professor of the Greek Language and Literature, in the University of New York. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in April, 1866. In 1873 he was chosen Corresponding Secretary of hte American and Foreign Christian Union. Besides a number of articles in the periodical press - the New EnglanderMethodist Quarterly, etc. - Dr. Baird is the author of "Modern Greece; A Narrative of a Residence and Travels in that Country," etc., and of "The Life of Rev. Robert Baird, D. D."