John Baker

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Mountain Meadows brings memories of loss - Desert Valley Times
Cheri Baker Walker, age 64, of Arkansas, found out she was Capt. John T. Baker's great-great-granddaughter in the early 1970s. "I found an obituary notice when I was going through my father's things," she said. Walker said her great-great-grandfather...
John Thodos and Rick Baker to deliver 2009 State of the Community ... - Quad-Cities Online
East Moline Mayor John Thodos and Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Rick Baker will deliver this year"s address. Listen to the local economic factors and learn about exciting economic developments that are underway in the Quad City...
Play by play - USA Today
Runner on first with none out and John Baker due up. Out: John Baker struck out looking. Runner on first with one out and Cody Ross due up. Single: Cody Ross singled to center. Runners on first and second with one out and Andrew Miller due up....
Roy Barnes will run for governor in 2010 - Bizjournals.com
Barnes will battle three others for the Democrat nod: Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker, former Adjutant Gen. David Poythress and current Georgia House Minority Leader DuBose Porter. On the Republican side, those who have announced plans to run...
Historic Boston: Baker Chocolate Factory - Bostonist
Established in 1765 as the first chocolate mill in the country by Dr. John Baker and his partner John Hannon, their business was so successful that it was necessary for them to smuggle in cacao beans during the Revolutionary War in order to continue...
Mistakes doom Reds - Cincinnati.com
“We've got to keep shuffling,” manager Dusty Baker said. “We've got to do what we've got to do. Hopefully, we'll come out (Wednesday) and get to a very tough Kyle Lohse.” Bronson Arroyo took the loss. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on seven...
5th Street Crossing project in downtown Garland fuels lofty goals - Dallas Morning News
Around the corner on Wednesday, Garland resident Cheri Stigler opened doors on her Paw Paw's Sweet Shop and Cafe. Still, time will tell how much of a boon 5th Street Crossing will be. "The apartments are in. That's real. They're there," John Baker said...
Strategy Memo: Christie vs. Corzine - RealClearPolitics
The AJC: "Barnes, 61, enters a field already occupied by three Democrats -- Attorney General Thurbert Baker, House Minority Leader DuBose Porter, and David Poythress, former commander of the Georgia National Guard. Six Republicans are in the contest....
Defeat wraps up month of discontent for Florida Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
''I feel a lot of that stuff is happening to us,'' Marlins catcher John Baker said. ``We need to make an adjustment and start winning some games here before this gets out of hand.'' The Marlins ended May the same way they began it: with a loss....

John Baker (Australian politician)

John Baker

John Baker (28 December 1813 - 19 May 1872) was an early South Australian pastoralist and politician. He was the second Premier of South Australia, succeeding Boyle Finniss; however, he only held office for 12 days from 21 August to 1 September 1857 before being succeeded by the third Premier of the colony, Robert Torrens.

John Baker was born at Ilminster in Somerset, England, on 28 December 1813 to Richard Chaffey Baker and his wife Mary, née Anstice. He emigrated to Van Diemen's Land in 1838, and married Isabella Allan on 7 June 1838.

Also in 1838 Baker visited the new settlement at Adelaide and in the following year returned and took up land in South Australia. In partnership with the South Australian Co. he imported large numbers of sheep from Tasmania. By late 1840 he owned horses, cattle and four thousand sheep, and was a director of the Adelaide Auction Co. In 1850 he became a justice of the peace, a special magistrate and a director of the Savings Bank, and helped found and became first chairman of the South Australian Chamber of Commerce. Over the next decade he further developed his pastoral interests. In 1863 he bought Terlinga, having previously sold many of his leases, and made it his head station. The severe drought of 1864-65 drastically reduced his stock, but a revaluation of his runs resulted in lower rents and he continued as a leading pastoralist.

Baker was a member of the first, part-elective, South Australian Legislative Council from 1851 to 1856, representing Mount Barker. When responsible government was established in 1857 he became a member of the new Legislative Council, winning the second largest vote. He served in the Council until 1861, and from 1863 until his death in 1872. He was Premier and chief secretary in the second South Australian ministry. While this lasted only 12 days, from 21 August to 1 September 1857, it ushered in an important agreement between the Council and the House of Assembly on the amendment of money bills.

Baker took part in the selection of the site of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and was later a trustee. He was three times president of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. In 1854 he helped form a volunteer company of mounted rifles, later becoming a lieutenant-colonel in the force, in which he served until it was disbanded in 1868. He also ran a racing stud.

Baker died on 19 May 1872 at his home Morialta, in Magill, Adelaide. He was survived by his wife and seven of their twelve children. His eldest son, Richard Baker, became the first President of the Australian Senate. A daughter, Elizabeth Anstice Baker, was an intellectual and social activist.

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John Baker (novelist)

John Baker

John Baker is a British author. He was born in 1942 in the city of Hull, in the North of England. To date he has published nine novels, many of them set in either Hull or York.

His latest novel is entitled, Winged with Death, and deals with time and tango and revolution. Set simultaneously in Montevideo in the seventies and the North of England in the present time, the plot revolves around abduction and denial. Winged with Death was published by Flambard Press in March 2009.

John Baker comments on the craft of writing and reading, film, politics, theatre, music and general cultural topics on johnbakersblog. He is also a member of the 9rules writing community and a contributor to newcritics.

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John Baker (representative)

John Baker (died August 18, 1823) was an American politician who represented Virginia in the United States House of Representatives from 1811-1813.

Baker was born in Frederick County, Maryland but his birth date is unknown. He attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Virginia for three years. Later, he studied law. He was admitted to the bar and began practice in Berkeley County, Virginia (now Jefferson County, West Virginia).

Baker was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1798-1799. He was one of the lawyers who defended Aaron Burr when he was tried for treason. He was elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813). After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He was the Commonwealth attorney for Jefferson County. He died in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1823 and is buried in the Old Episcopal Church Cemetery.

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John Baker (runner)

John Willard Baker (1944—1970) was a runner for the University of New Mexico (1967) where he received his degree in physical education. After he graduated he became the first physical education teacher at Aspen Elementary in Albuquerque, New Mexico when it opened. John Baker also started a running team called the Duke City Dashers.

John Baker was later diagnosed with cancer, and was invited to run in the Olympics, but was unable to participate. He died soon after.

The students in the school petitioned the school board to change the name of Aspen Elementary to John Baker Elementary. The school's name was changed the next year and is still called John Baker Elementary.

A book and movie were made about his life called A Shining Season.

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