Charles S. Baker

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Charles Simeon Baker
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
Preceded byHalbert S. Greenleaf
Succeeded byHalbert S. Greenleaf
Member of the New York Senate
from the 29th district
In office
January 1, 1884 – December 31, 1885
Preceded byEdmund L. Pitts
Succeeded byEdmund L. Pitts
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Monroe County, 2nd district
In office
January 1, 1882 – December 31, 1882
Preceded byJohn Cowles
Succeeded byDavid Healy
In office
January 1, 1879 – December 31, 1880
Preceded byElias Mapes
Succeeded byJohn Cowles
Personal details
BornFebruary 18, 1839 (1839-02-18)
Churchville, New York
DiedApril 21, 1902 (1902-04-22) (aged 63)
Washington, D.C.
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)May L. Baker Jane E. Baker
Alma materNew York Seminary at Lima
Professionlawyer politician
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
RankFirst Lieutenant
UnitCompany E, Twenty-seventh Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
First Battle of Bull Run

Charles Simeon Baker (February 18, 1839 – April 21, 1902) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Churchville, New York, Baker attended the common schools, Cary Collegiate Institute of Oakfield, New York, and the New York Seminary at Lima, New York. He married May L. Baker and Jane E. Baker.[1]


Baker taught school while he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in December 1860 and commenced practice in Rochester, New York.

During the Civil War, Baker served in the Union Army as first lieutenant, Company E, Twenty-seventh Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. Disabled in the first Battle of Bull Run, he was honorably discharged.

Baker was a member of the New York State Assembly (Monroe County, 2nd District) in 1879, 1880 and 1882. He was a member of the New York State Senate (29th District) in 1884 and 1885.[2]

Elected as a Republican to the 49th, 50th, and 51st United States Congresses, Baker was U.S. Representative for the thirtieth district of New York from March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1891.[3] He served as Chairman of the House Committee on Commerce during the 51st Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Rochester, New York.


Baker died from vocal cord paralysis in Washington, D.C., on April 21, 1902 (age 63 years, 62 days). He is interred at Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Charles S. Baker". Find A Grave. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Charles S. Baker". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Charles S. Baker". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Charles S. Baker". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Elias Mapes
New York State Assembly
Monroe County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
John Cowles
Preceded by
John Cowles
New York State Assembly
Monroe County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
David Healy
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Edmund L. Pitts
New York State Senate
29th District

Succeeded by
Edmund L. Pitts
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Halbert S. Greenleaf
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1891
Succeeded by
Halbert S. Greenleaf