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Raymond Thomas Baker


Born in Eureka, Nevada. Married Margaret Emerson Vanderbilt in 1918. They had one daughter. Married Delphine Dodge Cromwell December 4, 1928. They also had a daughter.

Baker managed the campaign of his brother who was elected attorney general of Nevada. Appointed Warden of Nevada State Prison. Managed the election campaign of Senator Key Pittman and served as his secretary in Washington.

Appointed by President Wilson as Director of the Mint. He served March 1917 to March 1922.

Baker was an unsuccessful candidate for Senate in 1926. He died in Washington D. C.

Baker appears on a mint medal (USM 313) as one of the series for Directors of the Mint. Dies were by George T. Morgan.

bio: Failor; NCAB 27; WWWA-1

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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