Frank D. Baker

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Frank D. Baker
Sheriff
In office
1891 – 1892?
Constituency Genesee County, Michigan
32nd Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan
In office
1889–1890
Preceded by Oren Stone
Succeeded by William A. Paterson [1][2]
Constituency City of Flint, Michigan
Alderman
Personal details
Born October 10, 1852
Biddeford, Devonshire, England
Died June 6, 1927(1927-06-06) (aged 74)
Resting place Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc
Spouse(s) Mattie Ritter
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation teacher, Doctor, pharmacist, real estate
Profession Medicine

Frank D. Baker (October 10, 1852 – June 6, 1927) was a Michigan politician.[1][2] He was an active member in the Odd Fellows, Masons, and Knights of the Maccabees.[3]

Early life[edit]

Born near Biddeford, Devonshire, England on October 10, 1852, Frank D. Baker came to Flint, Michigan by the way of Quebec, Canada in 1856. He graduated from Flint High School in 1872. He then taught school for a while with a one-year stint in La Grange, Illinois. Attending the University of Michigan, he first majored in Literary then after a year switch to the Medicine school in 1877. After graduating in 1880, he set up a practice in Tuscola County, Michigan then for a short time in Edwardsville, Illinois. Returning to the area in 1881, Baker bought a farm in Clayton Township and started the pharmaceutical firm of Miller & Baker. In 1989 the drug business was sold. He also was involved in the real estate business.[3]

Political life[edit]

Baker was elected as an Alderman then as the Mayor of the City of Flint in 1889 for a single 1-year term.[1][4] Then he was elected Sherriff of Genesee County in 1891.[3]

Post-political life[edit]

Upon his death on June 6, 1927, he was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc.[3]

Political offices
Preceded by
Oren Stone
Mayor of Flint
1889-90
Succeeded by
William A. Paterson

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chapter XIII: Roster of City Officials". History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions. Michigan Historical Commission. 1916. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  2. ^ a b "List of Flint City Mayors". Political Graveyards.com. Lawrence (Larry) Kestenbaum. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Mayor Frank D. Baker". Flint Timeline Project. Flint, Michigan: Flint Public Library. Archived from the original on May 31, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Index to Politicians: Baker, E to F -- Baker, Frank D. Entry". Political Graveyards.com. Lawrence (Larry) Kestenbaum. Retrieved 2009-02-19.