Bird J. Vincent

Bird J. Vincent (March 6, 1880 – July 18, 1931) was a soldier and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Bird J. Vincent
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – July 18, 1931
Preceded byJoseph W. Fordney
Succeeded byMichael J. Hart
Personal details
Born(1880-03-06)March 6, 1880
Brandon Township, Michigan
DiedJuly 18, 1931(1931-07-18) (aged 51)
aboard USS Henderson, North Pacific Ocean
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Michigan

Early lifeEdit

Vincent was born in Brandon Township near Clarkston, Michigan.


Vincent attended the public schools of Oakland and Midland Counties and Ferris Institute (now Ferris State University) in Mecosta County. He graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1905, and was admitted to the bar the same year, and commenced practice in Saginaw.


He served as assistant prosecuting attorney of Saginaw County from 1909 to 1914 and prosecuting attorney from 1915 to 1917. In 1917, Vincent resigned to enter the Army. During World War I, he served ten months in France as a first lieutenant of the Sixth Train Headquarters and in the Three Hundred and Second Train Headquarters. After the war, he served as city attorney of Saginaw from 1919 to 1923. In 1922, Vincent was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 8th congressional district to the 68th Congress, and subsequently re-elected to the four succeeding Congressional terms, serving from March 4, 1923 until his death in 1931. He was chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 2 in the 69th and 71st Congresses.


Vincent died of heart disease, in office, while en route to San Francisco from Honolulu, Hawaii on board the transport USS Henderson. He interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Bird J. Vincent (id: V000101)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph W. Fordney
United States Representative for the 8th Congressional District of Michigan
1923 – 1931
Succeeded by
Michael J. Hart