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George T. BAKER, American Member, State Board of Education b. July 9, 1857, Iowa Company, Iowa.


BAKER, George T. Son of Albert W. and Freelove (Kenyon) Baker.


High School, Ellington, Connecticut; McClaine Academy. Iowa City; Cornell University




Episcopalian Church.


  • Member, Iowa State Legislature, 1896. Mayor, Davenport, Iowa, 1898-1900. Delegate at large, Democratic National. Convention, 1900; member, Iowa State Board Education, since 1909. President, same, since 1925. Member, Davenport Park Board, since 1911. Member, Railway Emergency Board, appointed by President Coolidge, 1928. Chief Engineer, High Bridges over Mississippi River at Muscatin and Clinton, Iowa. Consulting Engineer, Winona Minnesota High Bridge, 1889-1892. Division Engineer, C.R.I. & P. Railway, 1879-1886. Locating and Construction Engineer, A.T. & San Francisco Railway, 1886-1888. Manager and Chief Engineer, Edwards and Walsh Constr. Company, Tri-City Constr. Company, 1892-1911. Trustee, Davenport Public Museum. Member; Beta Theta Pi. Elks; Davenport Industrial Commission (president).


Spouse Clara I. Poole, March 1879, Ithaca, N.