Baker, Edward Dickinson

Edward Dickinson Baker, photograph, detail
Life span
02/24/1811—10/21/1861
Dickinson Connection:
When very young he met Ninian Edwards (class of 1792) in Belleville, Illinois when Edwards was territorial governor; Edwards allowed him the use of his law library for his studies.

Life Summary

Full name
  Edward Dickinson Baker
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  5
Family
 
Edward Baker (father), Lucy Dickinson Baker (mother), Mary Ann Lee (wife)
Occupation
  Politician
  Military
  Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
  Whig
  Republican
Government
  US Senate
  US House of Representatives
  State legislature
Military
  US military (Pre-Civil War)
  Union Army

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