John Harris Baker U.S. Congressperson

John Harris Baker (February 28, 1832 – October 21, 1915) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana and a United States federal judge, brother of Lucien Baker. Born in Parma, New York, Baker moved with his parents to the present county of Fulton, Ohio. He attended the public schools and was a teacher before receiving an A.M. from Wesleyan University in 1879. He read law in Adrian, Michigan and was admitted to the bar in 1857, commencing practice in Goshen, Indiana. He served as member of the Indiana State Senate in 1862, but, being a notary public at the time, was unseated because the Constitution of Indiana forbade the simultaneous holding of two lucrative offices. Baker was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth, and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1881). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1880, and resumed the practice of law in Goshen. He served as delegate to the 1888 Republican National Convention. On March 24, 1892, President Benjamin Harrison nominated Baker to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Indiana vacated by William A. Woods.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 28th, 1832
Date of death
October 21st, 1915 at age of 83
Place of death


1. Wesleyan University Colleges/University

Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut, United States founded in 1831. According to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Wesleyan is the only Baccalaureate College in the nation that emphasizes undergraduate instruction in the arts and sciences, also provides graduate research in many academic disciplines, and grants PhD degrees primarily in the sciences and mathematics. Wesleyan is the second most productive liberal arts college in the United States with respect to the number of undergraduates who go on to earn PhDs in all fields of study.

Type Mixed-sex education
2013. 689 mil. $
2012. 616 mil. $
2010. 533 mil. $
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229 High Street, 06459 - Middletown, Connecticut
2012. 2,940
2010. 2,854
2009. 2,787
2012. 322
2010. 361
2009. 180
Acceptance rate
2012. 24.0 %
2010. 21.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.7 K $
2010. 41.8 K $
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