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Thomas H. Baker

Thomas H. Baker
Full Name: Thomas H. Baker
Birth date: 1817
Death date: March 1, 1883

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (6) & 12th (3) (4) (5) Legislatures
    2/8/1870 - 1/13/1874
    Radical Republican
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Included on roster of members of the 13th Legislature as a Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(3) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal .
(4) Party affiliation, Radical. Roster of members, 12th Legislature, 1870. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(5) 12th Legislature - "Senator Thomas H. Baker of Lockhart . . . begain as a Radical, then shifted to liberal Repubican," p. 89. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
(6) "Returning radicals [to the 13th Legislature] were Thomas H. Baker, Webster Flanagan, S.W. Ford, Albert J. Fountain, Matthew Gaines, Phidello W. Hall, Henry Rawson, George T. Ruby, William A. Saylor, and Robert P. Tendick," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Thomas H. Baker, Lockhart, Caldwell County, born in Tennessee, farmer, age 56 (born ca. 1817). Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
  • Thomas H. Baker, photo, born 1817 in Tennessee, died 1883, interment in Eagle Springs Cemetery, Oglesby, Coryell County, spouse Addie Porter Baker. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 89. Baker "began as a Radical, then shifted to liberal Republican . . . married twice, first to Margaret S. Baker, a local landowner, and then to Adelaide Porter Baker . . . resided in Lockhart from December, 1867, to February, 1877, in Eagle Springs from 1877 to 1881, and in McGregor from 1881 until death on March 1, 1883." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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