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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.


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


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


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.