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Ruth Smith Baker-Battist, American Lawyer, corporate ( law: pract. & administration)lawyer. Member Federal Communication Commission Bar Association, American Bar Association, Bar Association District of Columbia, Women's Bar Association District of Columbia, Harvard Law School Association District of Columbia (secretary 1963-1965).; Club: National Women's Democratic.

Background

Baker-Battist, Ruth Smith was born on November 28, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Joseph and Clara (Loitman) Smith.

Education

Student, Cornell University, 1951—1954. Bachelor, Boston University, 1955. Postgraduate, Harvard Law School, 1956.

Juris Doctor, Georgetown Law School, 1964.

Career

Worked at Shainis & Peltzman, Chartered (Washington, DC) specializing in Communications, Corporate and Federal Appellate Law Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1965, District of Columbia. 1995, Maryland.

Assistant Managing Counsel, AT&T Task Force, Federal Communications Commission, 1971-1976.

Assistant General Counsel, MCI Communications Corporation, 1980-1987. Member, Maryland Park and Planning Citizens Advisory Board. Member: The District of Columbia Bar (Member, Section of Administrative Law and Agency Practice).

Bar Association of the District of Columbia. American Bar Association (Member, Sections of: Administrative Law. Public Utility Law); Federal Communications Bar Association.

The Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia. (Also practicing individually at Chevy Chase, Maryland). Combining over 46 years of experience, the firm specializes in the representation of telecommunications clients including broadcasters, radio and TV stations, cable companies, commercial and non-commercial telecommunications and program distributors.

The firm has both a local and national practice and continues to represent both small and large corporations in general commercial transactions, formations, labor and business matters.

Membership

Member, Maryland Park and Planning Citizens Advisory Board. Member: The District of Columbia Bar (Member, Section of Administrative Law and Agency Practice). Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

American Bar Association (Member, Sections of: Administrative Law. Public Utility Law); Federal Communications Bar Association. The Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

(Also Of Counsel, Shainis & Peltzman, Washington, D.C.).

Connections

Married Eugene R. Baker, June 13, 1954 (divorced 1968). Children: Sarah, Elizabeth. Married Lewis Battist Baker-Battist, May 20, 1973.