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Thomas Lindsay Baker

Thomas Lindsay Baker, history professor, museum director, consultant. Named Distinguished Alumnus, Department History, Texas Technology University, 2001; recipient Father Leopold Moczygemba award, Polish-American Priests Association, 1990, certified of Commendation, American Association State and Local History, 1993, Glenda Morgan award, Texas History Commission, 1999, Book award, Coast Guard History Foundation, 2002.

Background

  • Baker, Thomas Lindsay Son of Garnell A. and Mary Lois (Miller) Baker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1969. Master of Arts, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1977.

    Career

    • Program manager history of engineering program Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1970—1975, 1977—1979. Fulbright lecturer Technology University of Wroclaw, Poland, 1975—1977. Curator agriculture and technical Panhandle-Plains History Museum, Canyon, Texas, 1978—1987.

      Curator history Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1987—1989. Assistant professor museum studies Baylor University, Waco, 1989—1997. Director Texas Heritage Museum Hill College, Hillsboro, 1997—2002.

      W.K. Gordon endowed chair Tarleton State University, Stephenville, since 2002. Consultant Texas Educational Development Laboratory, Austin, Texas, 1974—1975, Institute Texan Cultures, San Antonio, 1978—1979, Kansas State History Society, Topeka, 1986—1987. Council member International Molinological Society, Netherlands, 1993—2000, Texas Institute Letters, since 2009.

    Works

    Membership

    President Rotary Club of Hillsboro, Texas, 2001—2002. Fellow: Texas State History Association. Member: Western History Association, Texas Association Museum, Rotary Club (Stephenville, Texas).

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, antique automobiles, backpacking.

    Connections

    • Married Julie Ann Philips, July 6, 1990. Stepchildren: Adam K. Shaw, Jason C. Shaw.
    • father: Garnell A. Baker
    • mother: Mary Lois (Miller) Baker
    • spouse: Julie Ann Philips
    • children: Adam K. Shaw Baker
    • Jason C. Shaw Baker
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    Nationality
    • 1969
      Texas Technology University
    • 1972
      Texas Technology University
    • 1977
      Texas Technology University
    • 1970 - 1975
      Program manager, history of engineering program Texas Technology University
      Lubbock, Texas, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      Fulbright lecturer, Technology University of Wroclaw
      Poland
    • 1977 - 1979
      Program manager, history of engineering program Texas Technology University
      Lubbock, Texas, United States
    • 1978 - 1987
      curator agriculture and technical Panhandle-Plains History Museum
      Canyon, Texas, United States
    • 1987 - 1989
      curator history Fort Worth Museum Science and History
    • 1989 - 1997
      assistant, professor museum studies Baylor University
      Waco, Texas, United States
    • 1997 - 2002
      director, Texas Heritage Museum Hill College
      Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
    • 2002
      W.K. Gordon endowed chair Tarleton State University
      Stephenville, Texas, United States
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