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  Baker, Jr., Howard H.
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2005-01-01  
 
NameHoward H. Baker, Jr.
Address
Huntsville, Tennessee , United States
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Born November 15, 1925
DiedJune 26, 2014 (88 years)
ContributorRP
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Nov 17, 2018 01:21am
Tags U.S. Navy - Presbyterian -
Info Howard Henry Baker, Jr.(son of Howard Henry Baker, stepson of Irene Bailey Baker, and son-in-law of Everett Dirksen, husband of Nancy Landon Kassebaum), a Senator from Tennessee; born in Huntsville, Scott County, Tenn., November 15, 1925; attended Tulane University, New Orleans, La., and University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.; graduated from the University of Tennessee Law College 1949; served in the United States Navy 1943-1946; admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1949 and commenced practice; unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. Senate in 1964; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1966; reelected in 1972 and again in 1978, and served from January 3, 1967, to January 3, 1985; did not seek reelection; minority leader 1977-1981; majority leader 1981-1985; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 1980; lawyer in Washington, D.C.; chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan 1987-1988; ambassador to Japan, 2001-2005.


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FAMILY
Wife Joy Dirksen Baker 00, 1951-Apr 24, 1993
Wife Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker Dec 07, 1996-Jun 26, 2014
Daughter Cissy Baker 1956-
Father Howard H. Baker 1902-1964
Father In-Law Everett McKinley Dirksen 1896-1969
Father In-Law Alfred M. Landon 1887-1987
Mother In-Law Theo Cobb Landon 1898-1996
Stepson William A. Kassebaum 1962-

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RACES
  05/23/2001 US Ambassador to Japan Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/26/1987 White House Chief of Staff Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1983 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1981 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/17/1980 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.05% (-93.28%)
  06/03/1980 US President - R Primaries Lost 1.40% (-58.39%)
  02/26/1980 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 8.63% (-75.05%)
  01/03/1979 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1978 TN US Senate Won 55.54% (+15.25%)
  08/03/1978 TN US Senate - R Primary Won 83.44% (+74.86%)
  01/03/1977 Minority Leader Won 51.35% (+2.70%)
  08/19/1976 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.27% (-84.77%)
  07/01/1976 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-53.29%)
  11/07/1972 TN US Senate Won 61.55% (+23.70%)
  08/03/1972 TN US Senate- R Primary Won 96.97% (+93.93%)
  01/03/1971 Minority Leader Lost 45.45% (-9.09%)
  09/24/1969 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Lost 46.51% (-6.98%)
  09/24/1969 Minority Leader Lost 44.19% (-11.63%)
  11/08/1966 TN US Senate Won 55.72% (+11.45%)
  08/04/1966 TN US Senate - R Primary Won 75.74% (+51.50%)
  11/03/1964 TN US Senate Special Lost 47.41% (-4.73%)
  08/06/1964 TN US Senate - Special R Primary Won 84.94% (+75.29%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  07/01/1988 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-67.90%)
ENDORSEMENTS
TN Governor- R Primary - Aug 05, 2010 R Bill Haslam
TN US President - R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R John McCain
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Fred Thompson
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1976 R Gerald R. Ford
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall