James Marion Baker
Life and career
Baker was born in South Carolina, and came to serve as the assistant librarian of the United States Senate. In 1913, Baker was elected by the new, Democratic senate, as the eleventh Secretary of the senate after serving twenty years as assistant librarian.
Baker left the government when Woodrow Wilson left the White House, and established a law firm.
In 1931, Baker retired to assist with Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential campaign. Baker later became a minister to Thailand in the Roosevelt administration, until retiring due to poor health in 1937.
Baker died in 1940.
- James M. Baker's biography from the United States Senate Historical Office
- James Marion Baker at Find a Grave
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