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Jehu Baker

  • Birth 4 Nov 1822 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 1 Mar 1903 Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 15477992

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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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 23 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15477992
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jehu Baker (4 Nov 1822–1 Mar 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15477992, citing Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .