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William Wallace Baker

William Wallace Baker, American former journalism educator, former newspaperman. Decorated Bronze Star. Member national executive council Episcopal Church, 1981-1985; trustee William Allen White Foundation Served with Army of the United States, World World War II, PTO. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, National Conference Editorial Writers, Kansas City Press Club, Sphinx, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

  • Baker, William Wallace was born on July 2, 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of William Reaune and Grace (Wallace) Baker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Michigan, 1947.

    Career

    • University Michigan correspondent Detroit Times, 1940-1941. With Selective Service System, 1945, Kansas City Star, 1947-1977, editorial writer, 1954-1963, associate editor, 1963-1967, editor, 1967-1977, executive vice president, 1971-1975, president, 1975-1977. Lecturer William Allen White School Journalism, University Kansas, 1978, associate professor, 1978-1987.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member national executive council Episcopal Church, 1981-1985. Trustee William Allen White Foundation Served with Army of the United States, World World War II, PTO. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, National Conference Editorial Writers, Kansas City Press Club, Sphinx, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Delta Chi. Clubs: Lake Quivira.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Elizabeth Graham, December 21, 1941 (deceased). 1 son, William Wallace (deceased). Married Betty Krall Thomas, November 16, 1979.
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    • 1947
      University Michigan
    • 1940 - 1941
      University Michigan correspondent Detroit Times
    • 1945
      with Selective Service System
    • 1947 - 1977
      with Selective Service System
    • 1963 - 1967
      with Selective Service System
    • 1967 - 1977
      with Selective Service System
    • 1978
      lecturer, William Allen White School Journalism
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