Known as “Mr. Jimmy”, Baird (1878-1963) was a widely traveled bridge player. He lived in a town named after him, Baird MS. He twice headed the Mississippi Unit. ACBL feted him by naming him Honorary Member in 1951. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Baird, was ACBL Honorary Member 1947, the year she died. In her memory, Baird donated Baird Trophy for the Open Individual.