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Jehu Baker
Birth: Nov. 4, 1822
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1903
Belleville
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

US Congressman and Ambassador. He moved to Illinois with his family in 1829, attended McKendree College, and became a lawyer. Baker was St. Clair County Master in Chancery from 1861 to 1865. In 1864 he was elected to Congress as a Republican and served two terms, 1865 to 1869. He was Minister to Venezuela from 1878 to 1885. Upon returning to the US, he was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1886, serving from 1887 to 1889. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 and returned to Belleville to practice law. Baker was again elected to Congress in 1896, this time as a Democrat, serving from 1897 to 1899. He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1898 and resumed his law practice. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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Walnut Hill Cemetery
Belleville
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Aug 23, 2006
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