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Naval officer

Asher Carter Baker, American naval officer. Served on various ships.

Background

Baker, Asher Carter was born on December 18, 1850 in Matawan, New Jersey, United States. Son of Elihu and Charlotte (Carter) Baker.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1871.

Career

Served on various ships. Served 3 years on deep-sea investigations for United States Fish Commission. Commissioner to Mexico for Chicago Exposition and later superintendent marine div., Transportation Department, same.

Connected with Transportation Exhibits Department of the United States Commission to Paris Exposition, 1900. Decorated Order of Legion of Honor. Assistant chief Department Transportation, St. Louis Exposition, 1904.

Director exhibits and chief, department transportation exhibits, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915. Captain United States Navy and retired, June 30, 1905. Called to active duty, April 3, 1917, and in France to July 1, 1919.

Deputy director general of transportation and dir of ports, on staff General Pershing.

Membership

Served on various ships.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Reese, February 10, 1880.

father:
Elihu Baker

mother:
Charlotte (Carter) Baker

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Reese