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Russell Baker

AKA Russell Wayne Baker

Born: 14-Aug-1925
Birthplace: Morrisonville, VA
Died: 21-Jan-2019
Location of death: Leesburg, VA
Cause of death: Accident - Fall

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Growing Up

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1943-45)

Father: Benjamin Rex Baker (stonemason)
Mother: Lucy Elizabeth Robinson
Sister: Doris
Sister: Audrey
Sister: Mary Leslie (half-sister)
Wife: Miriam Emily Nash ("Mimi", m. 1950, d. 2015, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Allen
Daughter: Kasia
Son: Michael

    University: BA, Johns Hopkins University (1947)

    The New York Times Columnist (1962-89)
    The New York Times Washington Bureau (1954-62)
    The Baltimore Sun (1947-54)
    Pulitzer Prize for Commentary 1979
    Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1983 for Growing Up

    Masterpiece Theatre Host (1992-2004)

Author of books:
An American in Washington (1961)
No Cause for Panic (1964)
Poor Russell's Almanac (1972)
So This Is Depravity (1980)
Growing Up (1982)
The Good Times (1989)

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