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Burke Baker

Burke Baker, American insurance executive. Member Texas Life Convention (former president), American Life Convention (director), American Bible Society, Philosophical Society Texas (president).

Background

  • Baker, Burke was born on August 9, 1887 in Waco, Texas, United States. Son of Robert Holmes and Nellie (Faulkner) Baker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1909. Graduate study Harvard, 1909-1910.

    Career

    • Assistant cashier Texas Trust Company, 1911-1913. Bond officer Bankers Trust Company, 1913-1915. President American Briquet Company, Philadelphia, 1915-1919.

      President small oil production companies, 1919-1925. President Seaboard Life Insurance Company, Houston. President and chairman of the American General Life Insurance Company.

      Formerly vice president Houston Terminal Warehouse & Cold Storage Company. Director Manchester Terminal Corporation, Houston, United Gas Corporation, Shreveport, Louisiana.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member Texas Life Convention (former president), American Life Convention (director), American Bible Society, Philosophical Society Texas (president).

    Connections

    • Married Bennie Brown, October 11, 1911.
    • father: Robert Holmes Baker
    • mother: Nellie (Faulkner) Baker
    • spouse: Bennie Brown
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    Born August 9, 1887
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