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Thomas Baker


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-06-1854 Democratic AD-06 0 Win
09-04-1861 Democratic SD-04 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: November 5, 1810 in Muskingum County, Ohio
Married: Ellen M. Alverson
Children: Mrs. C. Cowgill, Mrs. H. A. Jastro; Thomas A. and Lotti
Died: November 24, 1872 in Bakersfield, CA

18??: United States District Attorney of Iowa
1841-1844: Assemblyman, Iowa State Legislature
1846: Senator, Iowa State Legislature
1846: Senate President, Iowa State Legislature
1846: Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
1856: Receiver of the United States Land Office

  • PLACENAME: Colonel Baker "was the original owner of the town site of Bakersfield" (Source:
  • NOTE: His son Thomas A. was Treasurer of Kern County 1884-1894. (Source:
  • PLACENAME: There was a Colonel Thomas Baker Elementary School in Bakersfield that closed in 1989.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)