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Frederick Cecil Baker

Frederick Cecil Baker, British farmer. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Cross, Legion of Honor; mentioned in dispatches by General Haig. Director, vice president, member executive and chairman administrative coms. British War Relief Society of New York 1940-1945. Served with Royal Air Force, 1914-1918; Member Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (London), American Institute Mining Engineers, Delphic; Member Church of England.


  • Baker, Frederick Cecil was born on June 12, 1889 in London, England. Son of Frederick William and Winifred Grace Rachel Baker.

  • Education

    • Student Wellington College, Berkshire, England, 1903-1907. Bachelor of Arts with honors, University of Oxford, 1910. Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1912.


    • Assistant manager National Mining Corporation, London, 1920-1924. Vice president American Potash & Chemical Corporation, 1924-1941, president, 1941-1946. Director National Audubon Society since 1946.

      Member of New York advising committee Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa, 1929-1942, chairman same committee, 1929-1942. Director Golden Queen Mining Company, Fresnillo Company, Anglo-Huronian, Ltd.


    Served with Royal Air Force, 1914-1918. Member Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (London), American Institute Mining Engineers, Delphic. Member Church of England.

    Clubs: Racquet and Tennis, Brook, Tuxedo, Harvard (New York).


    • Married Theresa Chalmers, August 25, 1931.
    • father: Frederick William
    • mother: Winifred Grace Rachel Baker
    • spouse: Theresa Chalmers
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    Born June 12, 1889
    Died November 5, 1961
    (aged 72)