William Henry Baker
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
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
|Preceded by||R. Holland Duell|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Mason|
|Born||January 17, 1827|
Lenox, New York
|Died||November 25, 1911 (aged 84)|
Constantia, New York
|Alma mater||Red Creek Academy Mexico Academy|
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.
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.
- United States Congress. "William H. Baker (id: B000077)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- William H. Baker at Find a Grave
|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