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 David Jewett Baker

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David Jewett Baker

  • Birth 7 Sep 1792 East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 6 Aug 1869 Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Old Yard Section, Lot 96
  • Memorial ID 22507

U.S. Senator. Graduating from Hamilton College New York, in 1816, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced to practice of law in Kaskaskia, Illinois. He was judge of Randolph County, (1827-30). He was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John McLean and served November 12, 1830, to December 11, 1830. Not a candidate for election, he was district attorney for the district of Illinois, (1833-41) and practiced law until his death at age 76.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 24 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22507
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Jewett Baker (7 Sep 1792–6 Aug 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22507, citing Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .