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Hugh Benton Baker

Hugh Benton Baker, American banker. Mason.


  • Baker, Hugh Benton was born on July 23, 1882 in Dexter, Illinois, United States. Son of Michael Benton and Ella Hitt Wood (Rippetoe) Baker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Austin College, Effingham, Illinois, 1900.


    • With various companies until 1915. With National City Bank, New York City, 1915-1933, director, 1929-1933. President National City Company, 1929-1933.

      Partner Baker, Weeks and Company, member of New York Stock Exchange, since 1933. President Blue Ridge Corporation, 1940-1945. Director Bendix Aviation Corporation, C.I.T. Financial Corporation, Nickel Plate R.R., Overseas Securities Corporation, W. Kentucky Coal Company, American Cable and Radio Corporation, Nashville Coal Company.

      Governor New York Stock Exchange.


    Party affiliation: Republican




    • Married Mabel Helen Jones, December 25, 1905.
    • father: Michael Benton Baker
    • mother: Ella Hitt Wood (Rippetoe) Baker
    • spouse: Mabel Helen Jones
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    Born July 23, 1882
    Died December 15, 1964
    (aged 82)