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William Dunlap Baker, American lawyer. Bar: California 1961, Arizona 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1969.


Baker, William Dunlap was born on June 17, 1932 in St. Louis. Son of Harold Griffith and Bernice (Kraft) Baker.


AB, Colgate University, 1954. Juris Doctor, University California, Berkeley, 1960.


Practice in, Coolidge, 1961, Florence, 1961-1963, Phoenix, from 1963. Law clerk Stokes & Moring, 1960. Special investigator Office Pinal County Attorney, 1960-1961, deputy county attorney, 1961-1963.

Partner McBryde, Vincent, Brumage & Baker, 1961-1963. Associate attorney Rawlins, Ellis, Burrus & Kiewit, 1963-1965, partner, 1965-1981. President, attorney Ellis & Baker, Professional Corporation, 1981-1984, Ellis, Baker, Lynch, Clark & Porter Professional Corporation, 1984-1986, Ellis, Baker, Clark & Porter, Professional Corporation, 1986-1989, Ellis, Baker & Porter, Professional Corporation, 1989-1992, Ellis Baker & Porter Ltd., Phoenix, 1992-1995, Ellis, Baker & Porter, Professional Corporation, Phoenix, 1995-1999, Ellis & Baker, Professional Corporation, from 1999.

Referee Juvenile Court Maricopa County Superior Court, 1966-1985.


  • Bar: California 1961, Arizona 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1969.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Governor's Advisory Council, Phoenix, 1969-1971, Arizona Environmental Planning Commission, 1974-1975. Board directors Agri-Business Council, since 1978, secretary, 1978-1982. Public member State Board Accountancy, 1995-1903, secretary, 1998-1999, treasurer, 1999-1900, president, 2000-2002, law committee, 2004-2009.

Member National Association Boards Accountancy, litigation committee, 2001-2003, nominating committee, 2002-2004. Legal counsel Arizona Committee Republican Party, 1965-1969, member executive committee, 1972-1978. Vice-chairman Maricopa County Republican Committee, 1968-1969, chairman, 1969-1971.

Board directors San Pablo Home for Youth, 1964-1972, president, 1971. Board directors Maricopa County chapter National Foundation March of Dimes, 1966-1971, campaign chairman, 1970. Trustee St. Luke's Hospital, 1976-1985, secretary, 1978-1982, chairman, 1982-1985.

Board directors Luke's Men, 1971-1980, president, 1976-1977. Board directors Combined Health Resources, 1982-1985, St. Luke's Health Systems, 1977-1995, chairman, 1985-1989. Board directors St. Luke's Health Initiatives, 1995-2008, vice chair, 2000-2002.

Board directors, vice president Arizona Anglican Cursillo Movement, 1982-1986, treasurer 2005-2006. Western district layman representative National Episcopal Cursillo Committee, 1996-1998. Regional vice president Colgate Alumni Corporation, 1977-1982.

Vice chancellor Episcopal Diocese Arizona, 1970-1996, church atty, 1996-1903. Senior warden Christ Church of Ascension, 1983-1986, 2001-2003, chancellor, 2004-2007. Chancellor & secretary Christ Church Anglican, since 2007.

Board directors Arizona Western Council, Ltd., 2003-2006. Member, chancellor Association Western Anglican Congregations, since 2008. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1954-1957.

Member American Bar Association, National Water Resources Association (life, co-chairman task force on reclamation law 1990-1997, resolutions committee 1990-1993, chairman state caucus since 1993, member fed affairs com since 2000, chair water supply task force since 2000, President's award 1991), Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (honorary), Arizona Bar Association, California Bar Association, State Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1988-1992), Maricopa County Bar Association, Flagstaff Golf Association (board directors 1992-1993, 94-96, president 1994-1995), Phoenix Country Club, Arizona Srs. Golf Association (board directors since 1990, member chairman 2005, secretary, treasurer 2006, vice president 2007, president 2007-2008), Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Phi.


Married Kay Stokes, May 23, 1955. Children: Mark William, Kathryn X., Beth Kristie, Frederick Martin.

Harold Griffith Baker

Bernice (Kraft) Baker

Kay Stokes

Mark William Baker

Kathryn X. Baker

Beth Kristie Baker

Frederick Martin Baker