O.D. Baker

Oscar Dudley Baker

Full Name: Oscar Dudley Baker
Date of birth: May 1, 1860
Date of death: August 10, 1935

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 65 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Gause / Milam   Burleson, Lee, Milam
H 67 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Gause / Milam   Bell, Milam

Terms of Service top

House District 65
Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925
Legislatures: 38th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Gause / Milam
Counties in district: Burleson, Lee, Milam
House District 67
Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923
Legislatures: 37th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Gause / Milam
Counties in district: Bell, Milam

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Private, Montel Guards, Uvalde County, 1881, Texas Volunteer Guards; commanding officer Capt. A. Wilkerson. Oscar D. Baker, Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com.
  • Private, Company G, 1st Texas Cavalry. Oscar D. Baker, birth date 5/1/1860; Orange, Texas. FamilySearch United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940, 1985.
  • "He was for many years a member of the Montell guards, a Texas military organization and during his connection with the organization did extensive service in fighting Indians and outlaws on the Texas western frontiers." "Funeral for O.D. Baker Held Sunday," The Orange Leader, 8/12/1935, p. 1, crediting Lamar State College – Orange. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • "The name of Oscar D. Baker, late of Captain Wilkerson's Company G, First Texas Cavalry, and pay him a pension at the rate of $12 per month." An Act granting pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Regular Army and Navy, and so forth, and certain soldiers and sailors of wars other than the Civil War, and to widows of such soldiers and sailors, ch. 486, 46 Stat. 1886, 1905 (1930). United States Statutes at Large. p. 1886 p. 1905

Other Resources

  • Oscar Dudley Baker, birth date 5/1/1860 in Ronac, Alabama; death date 8/10/1935 in Orange, Orange County, Texas; newspaper man. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Oscar D. Baker (1860-1935), photo, burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burnet, Burnet County. "Oscar (or O.D., as he was called) . . . was in the Texas House of Representatives and served at the same time as one of his sons, Oscar Lindsey Baker." Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "O.D. Baker of Orange Dies," 8/13/1935, p. 6. Port Arthur News.
  • Obituaries, "Funeral for O.D. Baker Held Sunday," "Veteran's Club Adopts Resolution Honoring OD Baker," "Sunday School Class Honors Deceased Member," The Orange Leader; 8/12/1935, p. 1; 8/18/1935, p. 1; 8/19/1935, p. 1; crediting Lamar State College – Orange. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). August 12, 1935 August 18, 1935 August 19, 1935


  • Photograph. O.D. Baker, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. O. D. Baker, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Conservation and Reclamation  
Constitutional Amendments  
Insurance (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
37th R.S. - 1921
Congressional Districts  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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