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Newton D. Baker

Newton D. BakerAKA Newton Diehl Baker

Born: 3-Dec-1871
Birthplace: Martinsburg, WV
Died: 25-Dec-1937
Location of death: Cleveland, OH
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of War, 1916-21

Father: Newton Diehl Baker, Sr.
Mother: Mary Dukehart
Wife: Elizabeth Leopold (m. 5-Jul-1902, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Elizabeth
Son: Newton
Daughter: Margaret

    University: Johns Hopkins University (1892)
    Law School: Washington and Lee University (1894)

    Baker & Hostetler Partner (1916-37)
    US Secretary of War (1916-21 under Woodrow Wilson)
    Mayor of Cleveland (1912-15)
    Ohio State Official City Solicitor, Cleveland (1903-12)
    Ohio State Official Asst. Dir., Law Dept., Cleveland (1902)
    Member of the Board of B&O Railroad
    Member of the Board of Cleveland Trust Company
    Member of the Board of Goodyear
    Member of the Board of Railroad Corporation of America
    American Judicature Society President (1930-37)
    National Conference of Christians and Jews Protestant Co-Chairman (1928-37)
    West Virginia State Bar 1895
    Woodrow Wilson Foundation President (1928-31)
    Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity

Author of books:
Why We Went to War (1936)


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