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Nathaniel Bradley Baker
Birth: Aug. 29, 1818
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1876
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

New Hampshire Governor. He graduated from Harvard in 1839, studied law under future President Franklin Pierce, and became an attorney in Concord in 1842. He also became active in the newspaper business as co-owner and publisher of the New Hampshire "Patriot". In 1845 he became Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and in 1846 Clerk of the Merrimack County Superior Court. Baker was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1850, and served as Chief Engineer of the Concord Fire Department in 1851. He ran for Governor as a Democrat in 1854 and was elected to a single one-year term. Baker then moved to Iowa, where he immediately ran for Governor. He lost that race, but returned to elective office when he won a seat in the Iowa House in 1859. During the Civil War he was appointed as Iowa's Adjutant General, and served from 1861 until his death. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
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  Lucretia Mitchell Ten Broeck Baker (1824 - 1900)*
  Helen Rutherford Runnells (1844 - 1918)*
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Woodland Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block: 14 Section: Lot: 00215
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Oct 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16327350
Nathaniel Bradley Baker
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 Added: Sep. 16, 2016
The Adjutant General Graves Registration records gives his date of birth as Sep 29, 1818 and date of death as Sept 13, 1876
- Pat Yoshi
 Added: Oct. 14, 2015
Nathaniel Bradley Baker
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Apr. 8, 2015
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