Elwood Thomas Baker

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Elwood Thomas Baker (1854 – November 22, 1938) and his son, Charles Graham Baker, invented Gin rummy in 1909.[1][2]

Elwood was a whist teacher in Brooklyn, New York.


  1. ^ "C.G. Baker, Helped Devise Gin Rummy". The New York Times. May 17, 1950. Retrieved 2008-05-22. C. Graham Baker, writer and producer of motion pictures and co-creator of the card game gin rummy, died today at his home in Reseda in the San Fernando Valley. ...
  2. ^ "Elwood Thomas Baker. Retired Auditor Succumbs Here at 85. A Bridge Expert". The New York Times. November 22, 1938. Retrieved 2008-05-22. Elwood Thomas Baker, retired auditor and accountant, died yesterday at the Grand Central Parkway Rest Home, Jamaica, Queens, after a short illness. He was 85 years old and had lived at Huntington, L. I.