BAKER, William P., (1940 - )

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress

BAKER, William P., a Representative from California; born in Oakland, Calif., June 14, 1940; attended public schools; B.S., San Jose State College, 1963; served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1957-1965; businessman and farmer; budget analyst, California State department of finance, 1968-1972; executive vice president, Contra Costa Taxpayers Association, 1972-1978; member, California State assembly, 1981-1993; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and One Hundred Fourth Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 1997); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress.