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James Marion Baker

diplomat

James Marion Baker, American diplomat. Mason.

Background

Baker, James Marion was born on August 18, 1861 in Lowndesville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Theophilus and Mandeline (Latimer) Baker.

Education

Student Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina., 1879-1880.

Career

Assistant librarian United States Senate, August 7, 1893-April 13, 1913, compiler of numerous government publications in Senate Library. Elected secretary United States Senate, April 13, 1913. Deputy commissioner Internal Revenue Bureau, United States Treasury Department, July 19, 1919-February 28, 1921.

Connected with law office of Lawrence A. Baker, Washington, District of Columbia, February 28, 1921-October 15, 1931. American minister to Siam, by appointment of President Roosevelt, September 7, 1933. Owing to ill health resigned, March 17, 1937.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Mary Adams, January 26, 1888. Children: James Marion, Lawrence Adams, Mac Latimer.

father:
Theophilus Baker

mother:
Mandeline (Latimer) Baker

spouse:
Mary Adams

children:
James Marion Baker

Lawrence Adams Baker

Mac Latimer Baker