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BAKER, LaMar, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., December 29, 1915; attended the Chattanooga public schools; attended David Lipscomb College, Nashville, Tenn., 1936-1938; B.S., Harding College, Searcy, Ark., 1940; United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1946; member of the Tennessee state general assembly, 1967-1968; member of the Tennessee state senator, 1969-1970; business owner; trustee, Boyd-Buchanan School; delegate to Tennessee State Republican conventions, 1964-1972; delegate to Republican National Convention, 1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; regional representative to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1981-1985; died on June 20, 2003, Nashville, Tenn.; interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, Tenn.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Special Collections, The Lupton Library

Chattanooga, TN
Papers: In the Olive Hunt Collection, ca. 1970s, amount unknown. The collection primarily consists of information packaged in weekly news releases maintained by Mrs. Olive Hunt during the period of time in which she managed the press liaison office for Congressman LaMar Baker.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: LaMar Baker, Republican Representative from Tennessee. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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