Rex L. Baker
Rex L. Baker was a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's ninety-first House district, including constituents in Forsyth, Stokes and Surry counties. A retired business owner from King, North Carolina, Baker was defeated in the 2004 Republican primary by Bryan R. Holloway.
|Date of birth|
|June 9th, 1938|
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