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Howard Henry Baker, Jr. (November 15, 1925 – June 26, 2014) was a Senate Majority Leader, Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee, White House Chief of Staff, and a former United States Ambassador to Japan. He worked as a lobbyist and adviser at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.[1]

Howard Baker
Howard Baker 1989.jpg
26th United States Ambassador to Japan
In office
July 5, 2001 – February 17, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byTom Foley
Succeeded byTom Schieffer
12th White House Chief of Staff
In office
February 27, 1987 – July 3, 1988
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byDonald Regan
Succeeded byKenneth Duberstein
Majority Leader of the United States Senate
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1985
DeputyTed Stevens
Preceded byRobert Byrd
Succeeded byBob Dole
Minority Leader of the United States Senate
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
DeputyTed Stevens
Preceded byHugh Scott
Succeeded byRobert Byrd
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1985
Preceded byRoss Bass
Succeeded byAl Gore
Personal details
Born
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.

(1925-11-15)November 15, 1925
Huntsville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedJune 26, 2014(2014-06-26) (aged 88)
Huntsville, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Joy Dirksen (Deceased 1993)
Nancy Kassebaum (1996–2014)
Alma materTulane University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Department of the Navy (alternate).svg United States Navy
Years of service1943–1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

Baker died on June 26, 2014 at the age of 88 from complications of a stroke he suffered the week prior. He died in his native Huntsville, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy, by his side.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Revolving Door: Howard H Jr Baker Employment Summary". OpenSecrets. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  2. Camia, Catalina (June 26, 2014). "Former Senate GOP leader Howard Baker dies". USA Today. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  3. Sisk, Chas (27 June 2014). "Howard Baker, former Senate Majority Leader, dies at 88". The Tennessean. Retrieved 5 July 2014.

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