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history professor , consultant , Museum director

Thomas Lindsay Baker, history professor, museum director, consultant. Named Distinguished Alumnus, Department History, Texas Technology University, 2001; recipient Father Leopold Moczygemba award, Polish-American Priests Association, 1990, certified of Commendation, American Association State and Local History, 1993, Glenda Morgan award, Texas History Commission, 1999, Book award, Coast Guard History Foundation, 2002.


Baker, Thomas Lindsay Son of Garnell A. and Mary Lois (Miller) Baker.


Bachelor, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1969. Master of Arts, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1977.


Program manager history of engineering program Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1970—1975, 1977—1979. Fulbright lecturer Technology University of Wroclaw, Poland, 1975—1977. Curator agriculture and technical Panhandle-Plains History Museum, Canyon, Texas, 1978—1987.

Curator history Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1987—1989. Assistant professor museum studies Baylor University, Waco, 1989—1997. Director Texas Heritage Museum Hill College, Hillsboro, 1997—2002.

W.K. Gordon endowed chair Tarleton State University, Stephenville, since 2002. Consultant Texas Educational Development Laboratory, Austin, Texas, 1974—1975, Institute Texan Cultures, San Antonio, 1978—1979, Kansas State History Society, Topeka, 1986—1987. Council member International Molinological Society, Netherlands, 1993—2000, Texas Institute Letters, since 2009.



President Rotary Club of Hillsboro, Texas, 2001—2002. Fellow: Texas State History Association. Member: Western History Association, Texas Association Museum, Rotary Club (Stephenville, Texas).


  • Other Interests

    Photography, antique automobiles, backpacking.


Married Julie Ann Philips, July 6, 1990. Stepchildren: Adam K. Shaw, Jason C. Shaw.

Garnell A. Baker

Mary Lois (Miller) Baker

Julie Ann Philips

Adam K. Shaw Baker

Jason C. Shaw Baker