Stephen Baker (New York politician)

Stephen Baker
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 4, 1863
Preceded byCharles L. Beale
Succeeded byJohn H. Ketcham
Personal details
BornAugust 12, 1819 (1819-08-12)
New York City, New York
DiedJune 9, 1875 (1875-06-10) (aged 55)
Ogden, Utah
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Professionpolitician woolen importer

Stephen Baker (August 12, 1819 – June 9, 1875) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York during the American Civil War.


Baker was born in New York City, New York and attended the common schools. He engaged as importer of woolen goods, and moved to Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1850.

Elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress, Baker was a U.S. Representative for the twelfth district of New York from March 4, 1861 to March 4, 1863.[1] After his term in office, he abandoned active business pursuits and lived in retirement until his death.[2]


While en route to California for his health, on a train near Ogden, Utah, Baker died on June 9, 1875 (age 55 years, 301 days). He is interred at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, New York.[3] His son, also named Stephen Baker, was the President and Chairman of the Board of the Bank of the Manhattan Company, the earliest predecessor of Chase Bank, and an associate of John D. Rockefeller, Jr..


  1. ^ "Stephen Baker". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Stephen Baker". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Stephen Baker". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 14 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles L. Beale
Representative of the 12th Congressional District of New York
March 4, 1861 – March 4, 1863
Succeeded by
John H. Ketcham

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website