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Burke Baker

insurance executive.

Burke Baker, American insurance executive. Member Texas Life Convention (former president), American Life Convention (director), American Bible Society, Philosophical Society Texas (president).

Background

Baker, Burke was born on August 9, 1887 in Waco, Texas, United States. Son of Robert Holmes and Nellie (Faulkner) Baker.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1909. Graduate study Harvard, 1909-1910.

Career

Assistant cashier Texas Trust Company, 1911-1913. Bond officer Bankers Trust Company, 1913-1915. President American Briquet Company, Philadelphia, 1915-1919.

President small oil production companies, 1919-1925. President Seaboard Life Insurance Company, Houston. President and chairman of the American General Life Insurance Company.

Formerly vice president Houston Terminal Warehouse & Cold Storage Company. Director Manchester Terminal Corporation, Houston, United Gas Corporation, Shreveport, Louisiana.

Membership

Member Texas Life Convention (former president), American Life Convention (director), American Bible Society, Philosophical Society Texas (president).

Connections

Married Bennie Brown, October 11, 1911.

father:
Robert Holmes Baker

mother:
Nellie (Faulkner) Baker

spouse:
Bennie Brown