History of the Federal Judiciary


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Baker, William Eli
Born February 25, 1873, in Beverly, WV
Died June 4, 1954, in Beverly, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
Received a recess appointment from Warren G. Harding on April 4, 1921, to a seat vacated by Alston B. Dayton; nominated to the same position by Warren G. Harding on April 14, 1921. Confirmed by the Senate on May 3, 1921, and received commission on May 3, 1921. 1948-1954. Assumed senior status on April 3, 1954. Service terminated on June 4, 1954, due to death.

Education:
West Virginia Conference Seminary (now West Virginia Wesleyan College), B.S., 1893
West Virginia University, A.B., LL.B., 1896

Professional Career:
Private practice, Elkins, West Virginia, 1896-1921
Special counsel, U.S. Sen. S. B. Elkins, West Virginia
Special counsel, U.S. Sen. H. G. Davis, West Virginia
Prosecutor, Randolph County, West Virginia, 1900-1912

 

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