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Waller Saunders Baker
Full Name: Waller Saunders Baker
Date of birth: March 30, 1855
Date of death: September 9, 1913

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Apr 16, 1888 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   Falls, McLennan

(1) Waller S. Baker, in special election 6/4/1887, sworn 4/16/1888, succeeded Richard H. Harrison, resigned 4/20/1887. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • BAKER, WALLER SAUNDERS (1855-1913). Chairman of the Democratic executive committee for McLennan County in 1884; delegate to the Democratic convention in Houston in 1892. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Waller Saunders Baker, pp. 224-234. Born 3/30/1856 in Lexington, Kentucky, graduated from Baylor University, married Mary H. Mills in 1886, died 8/8/1913 in San Francisco, California. Texas, the Country and Its Men: Historical, Biographical, Descriptive, 1918.
  • Other Resources
  • Waller S. Baker (1856-1913), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned as law partner of PRENDERGAST, ALBERT COLLINS (1853-1922). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Waller S. Baker of McLennan listed in Democratic State Convention in Lampasas, June 7-8, 1892 (Presidential Elector), p. 310; Chairman of "State Executive Committee," Democratic State Convention in Houston, August 16-18, 1892, p. 322; Chairman of Democratic Harmong Meeting, in Dallas, March 19-20, 1894, pp. 330-331; as in Democratic State Convention, 1904, Committee on Platforms and Resolutions, p. 465. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
  • Obituary, Waller S. Baker, The Austin Statesman, 9/11/1913, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Memorial, "Bar Association Meets to Eulogize W.S. Baker," 9/13/1913, p. 8. Waco Morning News.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Claims and Accounts  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    Purchase of Asylum Lund  
    State Affairs  

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