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George Barr Baker

George Barr Baker, American writer, director relief organizations. Member Society Colonial Wars, S.R.

Background

  • Baker, George Barr was born on April 1, 1870 in Wyandotte, Michigan, United States. Son of George Payson and Celestia Barr (Hibbard) Baker.

  • Education

    • Reporter, Detroit Tribune, 1895-1896, Detroit Journal, 1897-1899. European correspondent, Detroit Journal, 1900-1901, McClure’s Magazine (English office), 1902. Art critic “’Academy and Literature” (England), 1903.

      American correspondent London Daily Express and Paris Matin, 1904-1905. Journalist secretary to Joseph Pulitzer, 1906. Associate editor Everybody’s Magazine, 1907-1910.

      Literature editor Delineator, 1911-1914. Director American Relief Administration, Executive Committee Common for Relief in Belgium Ednl. Foundation; member Executive Committee American Relief Administration Children’s Fund.

      Director American Child Health Chairman's Association International Conference between Authors and Motion Picture Producers, 1923-1924. Member of council Authors’ League America. Ship’s writer United States Ship Yosemite through Spanish-American War.

      Member Common for Relief in Belgium, 1916. Commander United States Naval Reserve Force. Executive officer United States Naval Cable Censorship, 3d Naval District, 1917.

      Attached to force commander in European waters, 1918. Attached to director-general of relief under Supreme Economic Council, Paris, during Peace Conference, 1919. Director publicity Coolidge presidential campaign, 1924, head of naturalized citizens organizations for Republican National Committee in Hoover campaign, 1928.

      General consultant, White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, 1930-1931. Now retired. Officer Crown of Belgium. Commander Order of Leopold (Belgium).

      Order of the White Rose of Finland, Order of Restituta (Poland).

    Career

    • Editor Everybody’s Magazine, 1907-1910. Editor Delineator, 1911-1914. Director American Relief Administration, exec.

      Director American Child Health Association. Officer United States Naval Cable Censorship, 3d Naval Dist. Director publicity Coolidge presidential campaign, 1924, head of naturalized citizens organizations for Republican National.

      Officer Crown of Belgium.

    Works

    • Authors and Motion Picture Producers, 1923-1924. Member of council Authors’ League America. Ship’s writer United States Ship Yosemite through Spanish-American War.

      Member Common for Relief in Belgium, 1916. Commander United States Naval Reserve Force. Executive officer United States Naval Cable Censorship, 3d Naval District, 1917.

      Attached to force commander in European waters, 1918. Attached to director-general of relief under Supreme Economic Council, Paris, during Peace Conference, 1919. Director publicity Coolidge presidential campaign, 1924, head of naturalized citizens organizations for Republican National Committee in Hoover campaign, 1928.

      General consultant, White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, 1930-1931. Now retired. Officer Crown of Belgium. Commander Order of Leopold (Belgium).

      Order of the White Rose of Finland, Order of Restituta (Poland). Republican.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Society Colonial Wars, S.R. Clubs: Players, Dutch Treat, Brook (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Laura Pike, May 10, 1910.
    • father: George Payson Baker
    • mother: Celestia Barr (Hibbard) Baker
    • spouse: Laura Pike
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    Died July 29, 1948
    (aged 78)
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