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William Gideon Baker

William Gideon Baker, American investment banking. Member New York Stock Exchange. Chairman sales committee, Liberty Loan, Baltimore district, World War I. Formerly vice president Community Fund. President Investment Bankers Association of America, 1918-1919. Trustee Buckingham School for Boys.; Member Phi Beta Kappa.; Mason. Indiana.

Background

  • Baker, William Gideon was born on December 21, 1874 in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. Son of William G. and Susan Ellen (Jones) Baker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Western Maryland. College, 1894; Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1896. Bachelor of Laws, University Maryland, 1899.

    Career

    • Associated with Sewell S. Watts (now deceased) in firm of Baker, Watts & Company, investment bankers, Baltimore, 1900, and the firm has since continued under same title, retired as active partner in firm, October 1, 1942, but is still a limited partner. Director Standard Lime & Stone Company, Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Сompany of Baltimore.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member New York Stock Exchange. Chairman sales committee, Liberty Loan, Baltimore district, World War I. Formerly vice president Community Fund. President Investment Bankers Association of America, 1918-1919.

    Trustee Buckingham School for Boys. Member Phi Beta Kappa. Mason. Indiana; Clubs: Maryland, University, Elkridge.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Drake Sawyers, February 1, 1911.
    • father: William G. Baker
    • mother: Susan Ellen (Jones) Baker
    • spouse: Mary Drake Sawyers
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    Died December 27, 1948
    (aged 74)
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