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James L. Baker

James L. Baker, American judge. Bar: North Carolina 1982, United States District Court (western district) North Carolina 1982, United States District Court (middle district) North Carolina 1982, United States Court Appeals (4th, 5th and 11th circuits) 1984, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1990. Member, chairman Madison County Board Education, Marshall, 1987-1990.

Background

  • Baker, James L. was born on September 15, 1954 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. Son of J. Leonard and Elizabeth C. (Gahagan) Baker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Mars Hill College, 1977. Juris Doctor, Mercer University, 1980.

    Career

    • Attorney, Marshall, North Carolina, 1982-1983. Assistant district attorney 24th Judicial District, 1983-1994, senior resident superior court judge Marshall, since 1995. Member Judicial Standards Commission, Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Carolina 1982, United States District Court (western district) North Carolina 1982, United States District Court (middle district) North Carolina 1982, United States Court Appeals (4th, 5th and 11th circuits) 1984, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1990.

    Membership

    Member, chairman Madison County Board Education, Marshall, 1987-1990.

    Connections

    • Married Karen Lynne Massey, October 25, 1980. Children: Anne Elizabeth, Sarah Catherine.
    • father: J. Leonard Baker
    • mother: Elizabeth C. (Gahagan) Baker
    • spouse: Karen Lynne Massey
    • children: Anne Elizabeth Baker
    • Sarah Catherine Baker
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    Born September 15, 1954
    (age 63)
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