Charles Minton Baker

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Charles Minton Baker (October 18, 1804 – February 5, 1872) was an American politician from New York and Wisconsin.

Born in New York City, Baker went to Middlebury College, studied law and was admitted to the New York bar in 1830. In 1838, Baker moved to Wisconsin Territory where he served as district attorney of Walworth County, Wisconsin. He also served in the Wisconsin Territorial Council and the first Wisconsin Constitutional Convention of 1846. He helped with the codification of the laws of the state of Wisconsin and served briefly as Wisconsin Circuit Court judge.[1] His son Robert Hall Baker was also a prominent Wisconsin politician.

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  1. ^ "Baker, Charles Minton 1804–1872". Dictionary of Wisconsin History. Wisconsin Historical Society. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012.