Earl M. Baker (R19) Chester (Part) and Montgomery (Part) Counties 1989-1992 (R19) Chester (Part) County 1993-1996
Earl M. Baker, born January 22, 1940, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; Henry R. Edmunds School; Lippen High School; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, (A.B.) Political Science; American University, (M.A.) (Ph.D.) Government, Washington, D.C.; officer, United States Navy; American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C.; teacher, Political Science, Temple University, 1970-1989; elected, Republican committeeman, Malvern Borough, Chester County; elected, Republican, Chester County commissioner, 1976-1988; member, Republican National Committee; delegate, National Convention; presidential elector, 1988; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1989-1996; state chairman, Republican Party; vice president, Unisys Corporation, four years; president, Presby Homes and Services, five years; formed, Earl Baker Consulting; married, Jackie, children, Todd, daughter, Toby.
Four years, naval officer, two years on a destroyer (DD732) two years, Officer in Charge, Naval Liaison Group at Joint Command, Fort Ritchie, Maryland. Earned, M.A. and Ph.D. Government, American University. Studied under the noted federalism scholar W. Brooke Grave, while in graduate school.
Instrumental in founding Publius: The Journal of Federalism, under the direction of Daniel J. Elazar. Goal at the Center for the Study of Federalism at Temple University was to establish a journal devoted to the study of federalism. Joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science at Temple, 1970.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Chester County Library Board, Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry Committee on Government Affairs. Conducts two education programs, IMPACT, training program for legislators, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association; Executive Leaders Program for business executives, founded by the Pennsylvania Business Council, now carried on by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Elected, Republican committeeman, Malvern Borough, Chester County.
Elected, Republican, Chester County commissioner, 1976-1988.
Member, Republican National Committee; delegate, National Convention; Presidential Elector, 1988.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th district, Chester (Part) and Montgomery (Part) Counties 1989-1992, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th district, Chester (Part) County, 1993-1996; vacated, retiring incumbent John Stauffer; committee assignments, Intergovernmental Affairs (Chairman) Labor and Industry, (Chairman); member, National Conference of State Legislatures; member, Council of State Governments.
State Chairman, Republican Party, five years.
Ballot elected sixteen times, never lost an election.