Danville, California , United States
|| June 14, 1940
Nov 03, 2017 12:16am
Married - U.S. Coast Guard - Catholic -
|Info||a former United States Congressman from California. He was born on June 14, 1940 in Oakland, California. He attended San Jose State University, from which he earned a business degree. Baker served as a member of the United States Coast Guard reserve from 1957 to 1965. |
After graduating from college, Baker worked as a budget analyst for a large financial corporation. He then took a similar job with the California Department of Finance, which he held for four years. Baker worked as the vice president of a Taxpayers Association until he successfully ran for a seat in the California State Assembly as a Republican in 1980. He served six terms in a district that included portions of Contra Costa and Alameda counties. In 1992, Baker ran for Congress and served two terms in the House before losing reelection in 1996 to Ellen Tauscher. Baker was a fiscal conservative running in a moderately liberal district.