Member Biography

Earl Mancill Baker III

Sessions Office Position District Party
1989       19 Republican
1990       19 Republican
1991       19 Republican
1992       19 Republican
1993       19 Republican
1994       19 Republican

COUNTIES: Montgomery, Chester  


01/22/1940 - 04/25/2024

Earl Mancill Baker, III (R19) Chester (Part) and Montgomery (Part) Counties 1989-1992 (R19) Chester (Part) County 1993-1996

Early Life:

Earl Mancill Baker, III, born January 22, 1940, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, 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 State Committee of Pennsylvania, 1986-1990; vice president, Unisys Corporation, four years; president, Presby Homes and Services, five years; formed, Earl Baker Consulting; married, Jacqueline Barnaby Baker, children, Todd Barnaby Baker, Toby Tomlinson Baker; died April 25, 2024 (aged 84), Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; interment, Providence Friends Meeting Cemetery, Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

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.


Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, “Lifetime Achievement” Award, 2017.

Pennsylvania Politics:

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 State Committee of Pennsylvania, 1986-1990. 


Ballot elected sixteen times, never lost an election.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.


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