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William Henry BAKER

(1827-1911)

BAKER, William Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Lenox Township, Madison County, N.Y., January 17, 1827; moved with his parents to Oswego County in 1829; attended the common schools and Red Creek and Mexico Academies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Syracuse, N.Y., in November 1851 and commenced practice in Cleveland, N.Y.; moved to Constantia, Oswego County, N.Y., in 1853; 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 (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1878; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1884; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Constantia, N.Y., November 25, 1911; interment in Trinity Church Cemetery.

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

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