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BAKER (Soundex B260) — See also ABOOBAKER, AKER, BACHER, BACKER, BAECKER, BAER, BAKER-HINE, BAKKER, BANABAKER, BANKER, BARKER, BERKA, BLAKER, BLANKENBAKER, BOKER, BRAKE, BRAKER, BREWBAKER, BRUBAKER, BYKER, DANZENBAKER, FAZENBAKER, HAWBAKER, HAZELBAKER, KARBE, KRABBE, NEWBAKER, PENNEBAKER, SNELBAKER, STUDABAKER, STUDEBAKER.

  Baker, Vernon — of Hyden, Leslie County, Ky. Republican. Candidate in primary for Kentucky state house of representatives 90th District, 1973, 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  Baker, Victor J. — Socialist. Candidate for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, Vincent Edward (b. 1921) — also known as Vincent E. Baker — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Robinson, Crawford County, Ill., September 26, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Missouri state senate 10th District, 1955-56; candidate for Missouri state attorney general, 1956; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1980. Christian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 29, 1948, to Frances Jean Egan.
  Baker, W. Alfred — Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 14th District, 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, W. E. — of Minnesota. Democrat. Candidate for Minnesota state senate 9th District, 1890. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, W. Harry — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916, 1920 (alternate), 1924; Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1922-25. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, W. K. — of Wynne, Cross County, Ark. Postmaster at Wynne, Ark., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, W. P. — of Montana. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, W. S. — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex. Member of Texas state senate 22nd District, 1887-88. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, W. T. H. — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, W. W. — of Chesterfield County, Va. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1899-1913 (Chesterfield & Powhatan counties & Manchester city 1899-1904, Chesterfield County 1904-13). Burial location unknown.
  Baker, W. W. — of St. Louis, Mo. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1904; candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, Walter — of Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, Walter Arnold (b. 1937) — also known as Walter A. Baker — of Glasgow, Barren County, Ky. Born in Columbia, Adair County, Ky., February 20, 1937. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 23rd District, 1968-71; member of Kentucky state senate 9th District, 1972-81; resigned 1981; defeated, 1983; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association; Rotary. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Son of Herschel Tate Baker and Mattie (Barger) Baker; married, April 24, 1965, to Jane Stark Helm.
  Baker, Walter D. — of Sussex County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 6th District, 1961-62. Still living as of 1962.
  Baker, Walter M. — of Elkton, Cecil County, Md. Democrat. Member of Maryland state senate 36th District; elected 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Baker, Warren — U.S. Vice Consul in Gibraltar, as of 1919. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, Wendy L. — of Fairfax, Marin County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Baker, Wesley M. — Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Baker, Wheeler R. — of Chester, Queen Anne's County, Md. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates District 36; elected 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Baker, Willard — of Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn. Postmaster at Sharon, Conn., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William — of Gates County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Gates County, 1779, 1787; member of North Carolina state senate from Gates County, 1782, 1784. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William — of Springfield, Otsego County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1830, 1833-34. Burial location unknown.
William Baker Baker, William (1813-1872) — of Loudon (now Fort Loudon), Franklin County, Pa.; Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in Hamilton, Franklin County, Pa., February 11, 1813. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1847-49; mayor of Evansville, Ind., 1859-68, 1870-72; defeated, 1868; died in office 1872. Lutheran; later Presbyterian. German and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died May 23, 1872 (age 59 years, 102 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Conrad Baker and Mary (Winterheimer) Baker; brother of Conrad Baker (1817-1885).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Evansville
  Baker, William, Jr. — of Hudson, Lenawee County, Mich. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 10th District, 1861-62. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William (1831-1910) — of Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kan. Born near Centerville, Washington County, Pa., April 29, 1831. U.S. Representative from Kansas 6th District, 1891-97. Died in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kan., February 11, 1910 (age 78 years, 288 days). Interment at Lincoln Center Cemetery, Lincoln, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Baker, William — Greenback candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William — Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William — of Ohio. Natural Law candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Baker, William — of Moundsville, Marshall County, W.Va. Mayor of Moundsville, W.Va., 1997. Still living as of 1997.
  Baker, William A. — of Buchanan County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Buchanan County 3rd District, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William A. — of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ill. Democrat. Chair of Shelby County Democratic Party, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William B. — of Bristol, Bucks County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Bristol, Pa., 1877-85. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William Benjamin (1840-1911) — also known as William B. Baker — of Aberdeen, Harford County, Md. Born near Aberdeen, Harford County, Md., July 22, 1840. Republican. Fruit packing business; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1882; member of Maryland state senate, 1894-96, 1906-08; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1895-1901. Methodist. Died in Aberdeen, Harford County, Md., May 17, 1911 (age 70 years, 299 days). Interment at Baker's Cemetery, Aberdeen, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Baker, William C. (b. 1925) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., July 18, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; dentist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972. Protestant. Member, Omega Psi Phi; American Dental Association; NAACP; Freemasons; Shriners; Urban League. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Esau Baker and Ella (Cranfielo) Baker; married 1955 to Mae Helen Morgan.
  Baker, William Cotter — also known as William C. Baker — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1892-94, 1897-98; mayor of Providence, R.I., 1898-1901. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. David Baker; brother of David S. Baker (1845?-1906).
  Baker, William D. — of Adams County, Miss. Member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1815-17. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William D. — of Rumney, Grafton County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 2nd District, 1895-96. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William D. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1978, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
William E. Baker Baker, William E. (b. 1902) — of Mesick, Wexford County, Mich. Born in Marengo, Morrow County, Ohio, December 20, 1902. Democrat. Superintendent of schools; member of Michigan state board of agriculture; elected 1955; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1956. Member, Lions; Freemasons; Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Baker, William Earl, Sr. — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Kentucky state house of representatives 43rd District, 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  Baker, William Eli (1873-1954) — also known as William E. Baker — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Beverly, Randolph County, W.Va., February 25, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of West Virginia Republican State Committee, 1912-20; West Virginia Republican state chair, 1918-20; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1921-54; took senior status 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Beverly, Randolph County, W.Va., June 4, 1954 (age 81 years, 99 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eli Baker and Margaret Ellen (Sexton) Baker; married 1906 to Martha Ruston Davidson.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Baker, William F. — of Alexandria, Madison County, Ind. Republican. Postmaster at Alexandria, Ind., 1906-10. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William H. — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1896, 1898, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William H. — of Ridgway, Elk County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900; postmaster at Ridgway, Pa., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William H. — of Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y. Mayor of Lockport, N.Y., 1903-04, 1907-08. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William H. — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William H. — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Democrat. Mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1906-07. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William Henry (1827-1911) — also known as William H. Baker — of Constantia, Oswego County, N.Y. Born in Lenox Township, Madison County, N.Y., January 17, 1827. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1875-79; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 22nd District, 1894. Died in Constantia, Oswego County, N.Y., November 25, 1911 (age 84 years, 312 days). Interment at Trinity Church Cemetery, Constantia, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Baker, William J. — of Illinois. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1932 (Independent), 1938 (Republican primary), 1942 (Republican primary). Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William L. (d. 1863) — of Maryland. U.S. Consul in Guaymas, 1861-63, died in office 1863. Killed by Indians at Guaymas, Sonora, January 6, 1863. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William N. — of Lewisburg, Union County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Lewisburg, Pa., 1927-36. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William P. — of Adams County, Pa. Republican. Candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Adams County, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William Pond (b. 1940) — also known as Bill Baker — of California. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 14, 1940. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1981-93; U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1993-97; defeated, 1996. Catholic. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post
  Baker, William R. — of Boonville, Cooper County, Mo. Democrat. Postmaster at Boonville, Mo., 1886-89. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William Robinson (1820-1890) — also known as William R. Baker — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, N.Y., May 21, 1820. Harris County Clerk, 1841-57; railroad executive; member of Texas state senate 16th District, 1874-75; mayor of Houston, Tex., 1880-86. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., April 30, 1890 (age 69 years, 344 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Baker (1785-1851) and Hannah (Robinson) Baker (1794-1889); married 1845 to Hester Eleanor Runnels (1825-1880; niece of Hiram George Runnels (1796-1857)).
  Political family: Runnels-Terry family of Houston, Texas.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Baker, William S. — of Edgecombe County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Edgecombe County, 1838-41. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, William Thomas (1882-1946) — also known as William T. Baker — of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky. Born in Eagle Station, Carroll County, Ky., December 27, 1882. Democrat. Insurance business; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 50th District, 1936-39. Methodist. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 13, 1946 (age 63 years, 168 days). Interment at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Marshall Baker and Mary Ann (Griffith) Baker; married, April 15, 1902, to Mary Elizabeth Wright (1878-1987).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Baker, William W. (c.1796-1826) — of Liberty County, Ga. Born about 1796. Member of Georgia state senate, 1826. Died December 22, 1826 (age about 30 years). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Ga.
  Baker, William W., Sr. — of Sussex County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 8th District, 1961-62. Still living as of 1962.
  Baker, Willis E. — of Illinois. Born in Illinois. U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, 1880-84; U.S. Consul in Rosario, 1884-97. Burial location unknown.
  Baker, Wilson — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1968. Still living as of 1968.


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