|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.