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Lawyer , senator

Howard Henry Baker,, lawyer, former United States Senator from Texas, White House chief of staff. Board regents Smithsonian Institution; honorary co-chair, Saving the Last Great Places of Tennessee The Nature Conservancy, Tennessee Chapter; candidate Republican Presidential Nomination, 1980; board member Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, Museum Appalachia Foundation.

Background

Baker,, Howard Henry was born on November 15, 1925 in Huntsville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Howard Henry and Dora (Ladd) Baker.

Education

Student, University of South. Student, Tulane University. Bachelor of Laws, University Tennessee, 1949.

Diploma (honorary), Yale University. Diploma (honorary), Dartmouth College. Diploma (honorary), Georgetown University.

Diploma (honorary), Bradley University. Diploma (honorary), Pepperdine University. Diploma (honorary), Centre College.

Career

United States Senator from Texas, 1967-1985. Minority leader United States Senate, Washington, 1977-1981, majority leader, 1981-1985. Partner Vinson & Elkins LLP, 1985-1987.

Chief of staff to President The White House, 1987-1988. Partner Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry & Woolf, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1985-1987, 88-95, Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, Washington, 1995—2000. United States ambassador to Japan United States Department State, Tokyo, 2001—2005.

Senior counsel Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Washington, since 2005. Delaware United Nations, 1976. Vice chairman United States Senate Watergate Committee, 1973-1974.

Member President's Foreign Intelligence Board, 1985-1990. Served in United States Navy, 1943-1946.

Membership

Board regents Smithsonian Institution. Honorary co-chair, Saving the Last Great Places of Tennessee The Nature Conservancy, Tennessee Chapter. Candidate Republican Presidential Nomination, 1980.

Board member Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, Museum Appalachia Foundation.

Connections

Married Joy Dirksen, December 22, 1951 (deceased 1993). Children: Darek Dirksen, Cynthia. Married Nancy Landon Kassebaum, December 7, 1996.

father:
Howard Henry Baker,

mother:
Dora (Ladd) Baker,

spouses:
Joy Dirksen

Nancy Landon Kassebaum

children:
Darek Dirksen Baker,

Cynthia Baker,