O.L. Baker

Oscar Lindsey Baker

Full Name: Oscar Lindsey Baker
Date of birth: February 15, 1888
Date of death: September 28, 1940

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Orange / Orange   Jefferson, Orange
H 15 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Orange / Orange   Jefferson, Orange

Terms of Service top

House District 15
Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927
Legislatures: 39th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Orange / Orange
Counties in district: Jefferson, Orange
House District 15
Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925
Legislatures: 38th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Orange / Orange
Counties in district: Jefferson, Orange

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Relatives: Oscar D. Baker of Gause, Milam County - father; Oscar L. Baker of Orange - son; both elected to the 38th Legislature and served concurrently. "Bringing Up Father," The Austin American, 12/11/1922, p. 4. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Memorial, November 1940, p. 507. Birth date 2/15/1888; death date 9/27/1940. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, Captain, World War I. Oscar L. Baker, birth date 2/15/1888 in Beaumont, residence in Caldwell, Burleson County. Remarks: Croix de Guerre with gilt star, dated 4/3/1919, with the following citation: "An officer of great bravery. He led his men on during a long advance, encouraging them by his boldness and intrepedity. He reached all the objectives that had been assigned to him." FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • "Captain Baker enlisted in the Texas National Guard in 1910, became a Second Lieutenant in 1913, and in 1916 was made First Lieutenant. After serving on the Mexican border in the 141st Infantry, he went overseas to captain the 142nd Infantry during the World War. In a French hospital when the Armistice was signed, Captain Baker was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the decoration of the Purple Heart. He was discharged with honors from the army in 1919 with the rank of Captain." Memorial, November 1940, p. 507. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • Oscar L. Baker, birth date 2/15/1888 in Beaumont; death date 9/28/1940 about 25 miles north of Orange, Jasper County; attorney; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orange. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Oscar L. Baker, birth date 2/15/1887, death date 9/28/1940, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orange, Orange County, with spouse Kate I. Baker. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Capt. Baker, 52, Dies in Orange: Stark Official Succumbs at Ranch Near Buna," 9/29/1940, pp. 1, 13. Died 3:30pm on 9/28/1940. Port Arthur News.


  • Photograph. O.L. Baker, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. O.L. Baker, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

39th R.S. - 1925
Conservation and Reclamation (Vice Chair) 
Enrolled Bills  
Game and Fisheries  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
38th R.S. - 1923
Conservation and Reclamation  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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