|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 6th district
March 4, 1799 – July 25, 1801
|Preceded by||Hezekiah L. Hosmer|
|Succeeded by||John P. Van Ness|
|Born||November 22, 1768|
|Died||February 2, 1806 (aged 37)|
Troy, New York
|Spouse(s)||Eunice Porter Bird Sally Buel Bird|
|Alma mater||Yale College|
Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, Bird was the son of Dr. Seth and Hanna Sheldon Bird and pursued classical studies; graduated from Yale College in 1786, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Litchfield. He married Eunice Porter on October 4, 1789. The marriage ended in 1797 divorce, which was granted to Eunice from the Connecticut General Assembly on the grounds of ill treatment by her husband. His second marriage was to Sally Buel on March 29, 1799.
Elected as a Federalist to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses as U. S. Representative for the sixth District of New York, Bird served from March 4, 1799 to July 25, 1801, when he resigned, and resumed the practice of his profession.
- United States Congress. "John Bird (id: B000477)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Hezekiah L. Hosmer
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 6th congressional district
March 4, 1799 – July 25, 1801 (resignation)
John P. Van Ness