|Birth place or City of origin:||Los Angeles|
|State of origin:||CA|
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F O Baird learned leather carving as a boy, watching saddle makers ply their craft. He then apprenticed for a master craftsman who was so impressed by the young Baird that upon his death he left him his tools. Baird gained experience while traveling in Mexico and working for SD Myres in El Paso. Settled in Los Angeles in 1930 where he became a renowned teacher, author, artist, and master craftsman producing leather carvings for a diversified clientele.