BAKER, Robert, (1862 - 1943)


BAKER, Robert, a Representative from New York; born at Bury St. Edmunds, England, in April 1862; attended the common schools; immigrated to the United States in 1882 and settled in Albany, N.Y.; moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1889; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State assembly in 1894; auditor of New York City in 1902; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress and for election in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; became secretary of the New York City Department of Docks and Ferries in 1906; engaged in stone paving and in the general real-estate business in Brooklyn, N.Y., until his death there on June 15, 1943; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.