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Sam Aaron Baker

  • Birth 7 Nov 1874 Patterson, Wayne County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 16 Sep 1933 Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Section 4
  • Memorial ID 6732851

Missouri Governor. Educated at Southeast Missouri State Teachers' College, earned a law degree at Missouri Valley College, then had a career as a teacher, plus principal and superintendent in several different districts, (1919-23). In 1924, he was elected as a Republican the 37th Governor of Missouri, serving until 1929. As Governor, banking reform legislation was sanctioned; funding was secured for road improvements and transportation developments were promoted. After his term, he retired from political life and died of a stroke at age 58.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
  • Added: 29 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6732851
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sam Aaron Baker (7 Nov 1874–16 Sep 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6732851, citing Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .