Hugh P. Baker
|Hugh Potter Baker|
Hugh P. Baker c. 1938
|President of Massachusetts State College (now the University of Massachusetts Amherst)|
|Dean of the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University|
|Born||May 20, 1878
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
|Died||May 24, 1950
|Spouse(s)||Fleta Paddock 1904–1928
Richarda Sahla 1929–1950
|Alma mater||Michigan Agricultural College (B.S.)
Yale University (M.F.)
University of Munich (D.Oec.)
Hugh Potter Baker (January 20, 1878 – May 24, 1950) was a graduate of the Michigan State College of Agriculture; Yale's School of Forestry (M.F., 1904); and the University of Munich (Ph.D., Economics, 1910). He was the second and fourth Dean of the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University, from 1912 to 1920 and 1930 to 1933.
Baker previously had worked with Gifford Pinchot at the United States Bureau of Forestry and Forest Service (1901–04). Immediately before coming to Syracuse, Baker was Professor of Forestry at the Pennsylvania State College.
- "The Prairie Farmer and Forestry" (1907)
- "Some Forestry Problems of the Prairies of the Middle West" (1908)
- "Native and Planted Timber of Iowa" (1908)
- "Forestry and Its Relation to Horticulture" (1908)
- "Why Pennsylvania Needs Forestry" Forest Leaves, Vol. XII (1909)
- "The Third Conservation Congress Held at Kansas City, Missouri" (1911)
- "Syracuse University and the City of Syracuse" (1914)
- "Forestry and Reconstruction in New York" (1919)
- "The Manufacture of Pulp and Paper as an American Industry" (1920)
- "Fundamental Silvicultural Measures Necessary to Insure Forest Lands Remaining Reasonably Productive After Logging", co-authored by Edward F. McCarthy, Journal of Forestry, Vol. XVIII (1920)
- A dormitory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Baker Hall, is named in his honor.
- Baker Laboratory at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, successor to the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University, is named after him.
- Hannan, C. (2008). Wisconsin Biographical Dictionary. Native Amer Books. p. 22. ISBN 9781878592637. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
- Yale University. Dept. of Forestry; Yale University. School of Forestry (1913). Biographical Record of the Graduates and Former Students of the Yale Forest School: With Introductory Papers on Yale in the Forestry Movement and the History of the Yale Forest School. Yale Forest School. p. 67. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
- The Archives from Hugh Baker's tenure as Dean of the New York State College of Forestry are located in the Archives of the SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry http://www.esf.edu/moonlib/archives/