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John BAKER

(1823)

BAKER, John, a Representative from Virginia; born in Frederick County, Md., birth dates unknown; attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., for three years; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Berkeley County, Va. (now Jefferson County, W.Va.); member of the State house of delegates, 1798-1799; one of the lawyers who defended Aaron Burr when he was tried for treason; elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); resumed the practice of law; Commonwealth attorney for Jefferson County; died in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Va. (now West Virginia), August 18, 1823; interment in the Old Episcopal Church Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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