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David Hiram Baker

David Hiram Baker, American nutritionist, educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award United States Department of Agriculture, 1987; University Scholar award, 1986; Nutrition Research award, 1986; American Feed Manufacturers, 1973; Merck award, 1977; Paul A. Funk award, 1977; H. H. Mitchell Teaching award, 1979, 85; Broiler Research award, 1983.


  • Baker, David Hiram was born on February 26, 1939 in DeKalb, Illinois, United States. Son of Vernon T. and Lucille M. (Severson) Baker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1961. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1965.


    • Senior scientist Eli Lilly & Company, Greenfield, Indiana, 1965-1967. Member faculty University Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, from 1967, professor nutrition, department animal science, nutritional biochemist, from 1974, department head, 1988-1990.


    • Author: Sulfur in Nonruminant Nutrition, 1977, Bioavailability of Nutrients for Animals, 1995. Member editorial board Journal Animal Science, 1969-1973, Journal Nutrition, 1975-1979, 89-99, Poultry Science, 1978-1984, Nutrition Revs., 1983-1992.

      Contributor numerous articles to science journals.


    Chairman board Champaign-Urbana Teen Challenge Drug Rehabilitation Program, 1977-1980. Member National Academy of Sciences, American Society Animal Science (Young Scientist award 1971, Gustaf Bohstedt award 1985, Hoffman LaRoche award 1985, Morrison award 1994, Frontiers in Animal Nutrition award 2006, Charles A. Black award 2007), Poultry Science Association, American Society Nutritional Science (Borden award 1986, Dannon award 2003), Federation American Societies Experimental Biology, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta.


    • Married Norraine A. Baker. Children: Barbara G., Michael D., Susan G., Debora A., Luann C., Beth A.
    • father: Vernon T. Baker
    • mother: Lucille M. (Severson) Baker
    • spouse: Norraine A. Baker
    • children: Barbara G. Baker
    • Michael D. Baker
    • Susan G. Baker
    • Debora A. Baker
    • Luann C. Baker
    • Beth A. Baker
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    Born February 26, 1939
    Died December 2, 2009
    (aged 70)