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tourism director national park service

Priscilla Rand Baker, American tourism director national park service. Recipient Audio-visual award for excellence, National Recreation and Parks Association, Washington, 1979; film award, Education Film Library, New York City, 1969.


Baker, Priscilla Rand was born on May 12, 1937 in Providence. Daughter of Edward Sumner and Elizabeth Putnam (Clark) Rand.


Bachelor, Mount Holyoke College, 1959;Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1961.


Director public information, Federal ready reckoner Administration, unites states department Transportation, Washington, 1968-1969;deputy dir, Federal City Council, Washington, 1969-1971;director of development, Sidwell Friends School, Washington, 1971-1973;public affairs manager, Office Revenue Sharing, United States Treasury Department, Washington, 1973-1978;chief public affairs, National Park Svc., unites states department Interior, Washington, 1978-1981;tourism director, National Park Svc., unites states department Interior, Washington, since 1981.


Member Travel Industry Association American (board directors 1983-1992, Industry Marketing award 1983), Society of America Travel Writers (board directors 1968-1988, convention chair 1988-1989, President' Special award 1989), Prost: Executive Women in Travel (board directors 1988-1989), Junior League Washington (treasurer, board directors 1973-1978), Association Junior Leagues (area councillor 1978).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: traveling.


Married Donald Arthur Crane, June 11, 1960 (divorced 1973). Children: Diana Sumner, Andrew Evans. Married Charles William Baker III, February 4, 1978.

Edward Sumner Rand

Elizabeth Putnam (Clark) Rand

Donald Arthur Crane

Charles William Baker III

Diana Sumner Baker

Andrew Evans Baker