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Magician , author

James Webb Baker, American author, magician. Recipient Certified of Merit, Virginia Press Association, 1956, 59, Award for Outstanding Creativity, United States Information Agency, 1972, Meritorious Honorary award, 1973, 82. With United States Marine Corps, 1946-1947. Member Society of America Magicians, International Brotherhood Magicians, Order of Merlin.

Background

Baker, James Webb was born on December 20, 1926 in Emporia, Virginia, United States. Son of Otis Fletcher and Hazel Mae (Webb) Baker.

Education

Bachelor in Government, College of William and Mary, 1951.

Career

Reporter, education editor, Richmond News Leader, Virginia, 1951-1963;foreign service officer, United States Information Agency, various locations, 1963-1983;author, columnist, feature writer, The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, since 1983;feature writer, Williamsburg Magazine, 1986-1994;feature writer, Williamsburg Business Ledger, 1986-1993.

Works

Membership

With United States Marine Corps, 1946-1947. Member Society of America Magicians, International Brotherhood Magicians, Order of Merlin.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: magic, photography.

Connections

Married Jeanne Elaine Campton, December 15, 1951. Children: James Webb, Glenn Campton.

father:
Otis Fletcher Baker

mother:
Hazel Mae (Webb) Baker

spouse:
Jeanne Elaine Campton

children:
James Webb Baker

Glenn Campton Baker