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Holmes Davenport Baker

Holmes Davenport Baker, American banker.


  • Baker, Holmes Davenport was born on April 11, 1880 in Frederick, Maryland, United States. Son of Joseph Dill and Emma Newkirk (Cunningham) Baker.

  • Education

    • Student Frederick Academy, 1890-1895. Bachelor of Arts, Western Maryland. College, Westminster, Maryland., 1899.


    • Citizens National Bank, 1900, president, since 1922. Vice-president, director Frederick Hotel Company. Director Union Manufacturing Company, Frederick, Maryland.

      Director Baltimore branch Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Department Geology, Mines and Water Resources Maryland Trustee, vice president Buckingham School, Buckeystown, Maryland. Member Maryland. Committee for Expenditure. Public Works, Fund, 1933, recovery board for Norfolk, Virginia district, NRA, 1933.

    Member executive council American Bankers Association, 1937. Member Bowman Committee on Structure Maryland State Government. Member State Committee for Economic Development.

    Member Executive Committee Maryland. War Chest, Inc.; Served from 2d to First lieutenant United States Army, World War I. Member Chamber of Commerce (directory).

    Clubs: Rotary past president).


    • Married Geraldine Frost, September 16, 1922. Children: Geraldine Frost, Holmes Davenport (deceased), Joseph Dill, World War II Began as clerk.
    • father: Joseph Dill Baker
    • mother: Emma Newkirk (Cunningham) Baker
    • spouse: Geraldine Frost
    • children: Geraldine Frost Baker
    • Holmes Davenport Baker (deceased)
    • Joseph Dill Baker
    • World War II Began as clk Baker
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    Died April 15, 1950
    (aged 70)