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