William H. Baker

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William Henry Baker
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Baker as a delegate to the 1894 New York Constitutional Convention
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded byR. Holland Duell
Succeeded byJoseph Mason
Personal details
BornJanuary 17, 1827 (1827-01-17)
Lenox, New York
DiedNovember 25, 1911 (1911-11-26) (aged 84)
Constantia, New York
CitizenshipUnited States
Political partyRepublican
Alma materRed Creek Academy Mexico Academy
  • lawyer
  • politician
  • farmer

William Henry Baker (January 17, 1827 – November 25, 1911) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Lenox, New York, Baker moved with his parents to Oswego County in 1829 and attended the common schools, then Red Creek and Mexico Academies. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Syracuse, New York, in November 1851 and commenced practice in Cleveland, New York.


Baker moved to Constantia, New York, in 1853, and served as district attorney for Oswego County from January 1863 to January 1870.

Elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, Baker served as U.S. Representative for the twenty-fourth district of New York from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1879.[1]

Declining to be a candidate for renomination in 1878, Baker resumed his practice and was a delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1884 and 1894. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits.[2]


Baker died in Constantia, New York, on November 25, 1911 (age 84 years, 312 days). He is interred at Trinity Church Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ "William H. Baker". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  2. ^ "William H. Baker". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  3. ^ "William H. Baker". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 15 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
R. Holland Duell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Mason