Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Baker, David Jewett

Baker, David Jewett, a Senator from Illinois; born in East Haddam, Conn., September 7, 1792; moved with his parents to Ontario County, N.Y.; attended the common schools and was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1816; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced practice in Kaskaskia, Ill.; probate judge of Randolph County from August 1827 until December 6, 1830, when he resigned to become Senator; appointed as a Democrat to the United. States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John McLean and served from November 12 to December 11, 1830, when a successor was elected and qualified; was not a candidate for election in 1830; appointed United States district attorney for the district of Illinois in 1833 and served until 1841; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Alton, Madison County, Ill., August 6, 1869; interment in City Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Baker, David Jewett," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.805 Original Sources, accessed August 14, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AQCP39THYC75GZ.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Baker, David Jewett." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.805, Original Sources. 14 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AQCP39THYC75GZ.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Baker, David Jewett' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.805. Original Sources, retrieved 14 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AQCP39THYC75GZ.