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Jesse Matlack Baker
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Delaware County

In office
1889–1892
Preceded by John Buchanan Robinson
Succeeded by Albert Magnin
Pennsylvania Senate, 9th District

In office
1893–1897
Preceded by John Buchanan Robinson
Succeeded by William Cameron Sproul
Personal details
Born March 1, 1854
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
Died July 30, 1913
Political party Republican

Jesse Matlack Baker (March 1, 1854 - July 30, 1913) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Delaware County from 1889 to 1892[1] and the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 9th district from 1893 to 1897.[2]

Early life and education[]

Baker was born in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania to Jesse and Phebe (Bishop) Matlack. He attended public schools and entered the Pennsylvania Military Academy in Chester, Pennsylvania. In 1871, he became a cadet at West Point Military Academy and was honorably discharged in 1873.[3] He studied law under V. Gilpin Robinson[1] and was accepted to the Delaware County bar in 1881.[3]

Military career[]

Baker served as Captain of Company H, 6th regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard from 1877 to 1898. He was a Major in the U.S. Army and served in the Spanish American War in 1898.[2]

Political career[]

Baker served as district attorney for Delaware County from 1882 to 1888. He was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Delaware County and served from 1888 to 1892. Baker was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 9th district in 1892. He served as chairman of the Military Committee and as a member of Elections, Corporations, Judiciary General and Special, Insurance, Mines and Mining and Legislative Apportionment.[3]

Personal life[]

Baker is interred at the Media Cemetery in Media, Pennsylvania.[2]

References[]

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Preceded by
John Buchanan Robinson
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Delaware County
1889–1892
Succeeded by
Albert Magnin
Unrecognised parameter
Preceded by
John Buchanan Robinson
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 9th district
1893-1897
Succeeded by
William Cameron Sproul

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