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George Barnard Baker (January 29, 1834 – February 9, 1910) was a Quebec lawyer and political figure. He was a Liberal-Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada representing Missisquoi from 1870 to 1874, from 1879 to 1887 and from 1891 to 1896 and in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1875 to 1878. He was named to the Senate of Canada for Bedford division in 1896 and served until his death in 1910.

The Hon.

George Barnard Baker
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Senator for Bedford, Quebec
In office
January 7, 1896 – February 9, 1910
Appointed byMackenzie Bowell
Preceded byGardner Green Stevens
Succeeded byRufus Henry Pope
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Missisquoi
In office
1870–1887
Preceded byBrown Chamberlin
Succeeded byWilliam Donahue
In office
1891–1896
Preceded byWilliam Donahue
Succeeded byGeorge Clayes
MLA for Missisquoi
In office
1875–1878
Preceded byJosiah Sandford Brigham
Succeeded byErnest Racicot
Personal details
Born(1834-01-29)January 29, 1834
Dunham, Lower Canada
DiedFebruary 9, 1910(1910-02-09) (aged 76)
Political partyConservative
ChildrenGeorge Harold Baker
CabinetSolicitor General (1876–1878)

He was born in Dunham, Lower Canada in 1834, the son of William Baker, and studied at Bishop's College. He articled with James O'Halloran, was called to the bar in 1860 and entered practice at Sweetsburg with O'Halloran. In 1860, he married Jane Percival Cowan. Baker was elected to the House of Commons in an 1870 by-election after Brown Chamberlin resigned his seat. He served as minister without portfolio and then solicitor general in the Quebec cabinet. He was named a Queen's Counsel in 1876.

He died in Montreal in 1910.

His son George Harold was also a member of the House of Commons.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • George Barnard Baker – Parliament of Canada biography