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Lucien BAKER

(1846-1907)
Senate Years of Service:
1895-1901
Party:
Republican

BAKER, Lucien, (brother of John Harris Baker), a Senator from Kansas; born near Cleveland, Fulton County, Ohio, June 8, 1846; moved with his parents to Morenci, Mich.; attended the public schools and graduated from Adrian College, Michigan, and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Leavenworth, Kans., in 1869; city attorney of Leavenworth 1872-1874; member of the State senate 1893-1895; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1895, to March 3, 1901; unsuccessful candidate for renomination; chairman, Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment (Fifty-sixth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Leavenworth, Kans., where he died on June 21, 1907; interment in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

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

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