Nathaniel B. Baker
|Nathaniel Bradley Baker|
|24th Governor of New Hampshire|
June 8, 1854 – June 7, 1855
|Preceded by||Noah Martin|
|Succeeded by||Ralph Metcalf|
|Born||September 29, 1818
Henniker, New Hampshire
|Died||September 11, 1876
Des Moines, Iowa
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Baker's father, Abel J. Baker, Jr., owned a lumber mill and built a 2 1/2 story home for his family in the village of West Concord, NH in 1821 with lumber from his own mill. His son, Nathaniel, established a newspaper called the "Patriot" with a co-owner. He served as Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in 1845. The following year, he was County Clerk for Merrimack County. In 1851, he assumed the position of Chief Fire Engineer for the city of Concord's Fire Department. Active as a politician from Concord, New Hampshire, he served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and as Governor of the state from 1854-1855 (one term).
After Baker's term as governor, he moved to Iowa to support the free state and was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives as a Republican in 1859. He was Iowa's Adjutant General throughout the Civil War serving from 1861 until his death in Des Moines in 1876.
- Colbert, Matthew M. (2009). General Nathaniel B. Baker and the grasshopper plagues in northwest Iowa, 1873–1875 (MA thesis). Iowa State University. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
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