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Wade Franklin Baker Edit Profile

state bar executive

Wade Franklin Baker was American state bar executive. Bar: Illinois 1950, Missouri 1957. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Bicentennial award Missouri Bar, 1976, Fred Bolton award National Association Bar Executives, 1978, Non-Alumni award University Missouri, 1975.

Background

Baker, Wade Franklin was born on December 30, 1919 in Jackson County, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert David Junior and Lillian May (Damron) Baker.

Education

Bachelor of Education, Southern Illinois University, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, Lincoln College Law, Springfield, Illinois, 1950.

Career

Assistant secretary, counsel Illinois Bar Association, 1946-1957. Executive director, secretary The Missouri Bar, Jefferson City, 1957-1984. President B.P. & G. Advisory Services, Inc., 1985-1991.

Retired

Former secretary Missouri Bar Foundation. Former secretary-treasurer Missouri Bar Research, Inc., Missouri Legal Aid Society. Former treasurer, assistant secretary Missouri Press Bar Commission.

With anti-aircraft artillery United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations, with anti-aircraft artillery United States Army, 1951-1952.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1950, Missouri 1957.

Membership

Chairman administrative board 1st United Methodist Church, 1981—1982. Director for life Memorial Hospital. Member Missouri Bar Association, Jefferson City Rotary (president 1966-1967), Jefferson City Young Men’s Christian Association (co-founder, former board member).

Connections

Married Mary Eleanor LaClair, June 29, 1947. 1 child, Denise Annual.

father:
Robert David Baker Junior

mother:
Lillian May (Damron) Baker

spouse:
Mary Eleanor LaClair

child:
Denise Annual Baker