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Newton D. Baker portrait
Description: Newton Baker (1871-1937) was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in 1871. Baker moved to Cleveland, Ohio, sometime around the turn of the century. He set up a law practice in the town and, in 1903, was appointed the city's Director of Law. Baker served as Democratic mayor of Cleveland from 1912 to 1916. He stepped down to serve as Secretary of War under President Woodrow Wilson. He appointed General John Pershing to head the American Expeditionary Force in the First World War. In 1921 he stepped down to return to his law practice but remained active in the Democratic Party. He died on December 25, 1937. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04088
Subjects: Mayors--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government; World War, 1914-1918--Ohio; Cleveland (Ohio)
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)