S.S. Baker

Sidney Smith Baker

Full Name: Sidney Smith Baker
Date of birth: May 1854
Date of death: November 10, 1925

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 7 Jan 13, 1925 - Nov 10, 1925 39th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Carthage / Panola   Panola
H 5 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Carthage / Panola   Panola
H 14 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Carthage / Panola   Panola
H 14 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (5)   Democrat Carthage / Panola   Panola

(1) Acts of 1921, 37th Legislature, 2nd C.S., ch. 6 - district 5 comprised of Harrision County; district 7 comprised of Panola County, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) District 7, S.S. Baker. House Journal.
(3) District 7, Sidney S. Baker. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) S. Bert Wallace, in special election 1/2/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded Sidney S. Baker, died 11/10/1925. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • "Hon S.S. Baker Submits Platform", publication and date unknown. Ancestry.com.
  • Image of invitation to Governor Miriam Ferguson's Inaugural Ball held 1/20/1925 at the State Capitol. Ancestry.com.
  • Portrait, marked "age 55" on back. Ancestry.com.
  • Obituary and photo, "S.S. Baker, Carthage Member of Legislature, Dies at New Orleans," 11/11/1925, p. 2. Austin American.
  • S.S. Baker (1854-1925), portrait, burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Carthage, Panola County. Find a Grave.
  • Sidney Smith Baker, Democrat, merchant from Carthage, 5th district, born in Alabama; succeeded by S. Bert Wallace in 1926, 7th district. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • Obituary, "Funeral of S.S. Baker Held Nov. 12," The Panola Watchman, 11/18/1925, p. 1, crediting the Sammy Brown Library. Sidney Smith Baker, born in Phoenix City, Rusk County, Alabama; died 11/10/1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, at age 71; served in the Legislature in the 31st-33rd and 39th sessions. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 39th Legislature (1925) - Sidney Smith Baker, postoffice Carthage, nativity Alabama, age 70, merchant, member of former legislatures: 31st, 32nd, 33rd. Texas Legislative Manual.

Photographs

  • Photograph. S.S. Baker, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.S. Baker, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.S. Baker, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.S. Baker, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

39th R.S. - 1925
Common Carriers  
Game and Fisheries  
Oil, Gas and Mining (Chair) 
Penitentiaries  
33rd R.S. - 1913
Liquor Traffic (Vice Chair) 
Public Lands and Land Office  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Asylums (Chair) 
32nd R.S. - 1911
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Supreme Judicial Districts  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Claims and Accounts  
Penitentiaries  
Privileges, Suffrage, and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
31st R.S. - 1909
Claims and Accounts  
Penitentiaries  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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