Loran Ellis Baker

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For the Canadian politician, see Loran Ellis Baker (politician).
Loran Ellis Baker
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Member of the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia
In office
Personal details
Born (1831-05-13)May 13, 1831
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Died December 31, 1899(1899-12-31) (aged 68)
On a train between New York City and Boston

Loran Ellis Baker (May 13, 1831 – December 31, 1899) was a successful businessman in Yarmouth where he built a large importing and mercantile business and eventually branched into ship ownership to facilitate the trade.

He was born on May 13, 1831 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the only child of Delina (Kenney) and Ellis Baker. Baker is credited with establishing tourism in Nova Scotia using the Yarmouth Steamship Company to bring tourists to the province and forming a company which built the requisite hotels and amenities at appropriate locations. He was appointed to the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia in 1878. On December 31, 1899, he died while sleeping on a train from Boston to New York City.