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 Newton Diehl “Jack” Baker III

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Newton Diehl “Jack” Baker III

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death
9 Jan 1982 (aged 74)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot
Section 30 Lot 198-0
Memorial ID
67554807 View Source

Businessman
As a child, Mr. Baker was called Jack. His father wanted to name him John but his mother named him after his father. He was eight years old when his father joined Woodrow Wilson's Cabinet. He chose not to attend college and went to work at the Glenn L. Martin Co. where he inspected propellers. He also barnstormed with Curtiss-Wright Flying Services. He then spent a year touring the world and then another recuperating from a collapsed lung. In 1942, he became an assistant to the president of the Cleveland Graphic Bronze Company. He commuted between Cleveland and Washington handling the company's government business. Mr. Baker was executive vice president and then president of Harris Products from 1949 until 1956 when it became Maloney Electric Co. He retired in 1959. In 1966, he became an employee of the Lakeview Cemetery and patrolled the grounds trying to keep the park likeness of the cemetery. He belonged to many organizations including the Holden Arboretum.

Businessman
As a child, Mr. Baker was called Jack. His father wanted to name him John but his mother named him after his father. He was eight years old when his father joined Woodrow Wilson's Cabinet. He chose not to attend college and went to work at the Glenn L. Martin Co. where he inspected propellers. He also barnstormed with Curtiss-Wright Flying Services. He then spent a year touring the world and then another recuperating from a collapsed lung. In 1942, he became an assistant to the president of the Cleveland Graphic Bronze Company. He commuted between Cleveland and Washington handling the company's government business. Mr. Baker was executive vice president and then president of Harris Products from 1949 until 1956 when it became Maloney Electric Co. He retired in 1959. In 1966, he became an employee of the Lakeview Cemetery and patrolled the grounds trying to keep the park likeness of the cemetery. He belonged to many organizations including the Holden Arboretum.


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