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Howard Baker

Howard BakerAKA Howard Henry Baker, Jr.

Born: 15-Nov-1925
Birthplace: Huntsville, TN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Reagan's Chief of Staff, 1987-88

Military service: US Navy (1943-46)

Father: Howard Henry Baker (US Congressman, d. 1965)
Mother: Dora Ladd Baker (d.)
Mother: Irene Bailey (stepmother)
Sister: (younger)
Wife: Joy Dirksen (dau. of Everett Dirksen, m. Dec-1951, d. 1993 cancer, one son, one daughter)
Son: Darek Dirksen Baker (b. 1953)
Daughter: Cynthia Baker (b. 1956)
Wife: Nancy Kassebaum (US Senator, b. 1932, m. 7-Dec-2001)

    High School: McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN (1943)
    University: Tulane University
    University: University of the South, Sewanee, TN
    Law School: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (1949)

    Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell Senior Counsel
    US Ambassador to Japan (2001-05)
    White House Chief of Staff (1987-89 under Ronald Reagan)
    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1986-87)
    US Senator, Tennessee (1967-85)
    Member of the Board of FedEx (c. 1996)
    4-H Club
    Alfalfa Club President, 1973
    Center for Strategic & International Studies
    Common Good Advisory Board
    Council of American Ambassadors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Elizabeth Dole for President
    Freedom Forum Secretary, Board of Trustees
    George W. Bush for President
    IFES Board of Directors
    John McCain 2008
    McCain 2000
    McCain-Palin Compliance Fund
    Partnership for a Secure America Advisory Board
    Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
    Alfalfa Party candidate for US President
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 26-Mar-1984
    Traveled to the USSR for the funeral of Yuri Andropov (13-Feb-1984)
    Secret Service Codename Snapshot
    Watergate Scandal

Is the subject of books:
Howard Baker, Conciliator in an Age of Crisis, 1994, BY: James Annis

Author of books:
No Margin for Error (1980)
Howard Baker's Washington (1982)
Big South Fork Country (1993)


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