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Sidney Smith Baker

Sidney S. Baker
Full Name: Sidney Smith Baker
Birth date: May 1854
Death date: November 10, 1925

Terms of Service

  • House, 39th (1) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    1/13/1925 - 11/10/1925
    Democrat
  • House, 33rd Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
    Democrat
  • House, 32nd Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913
    Democrat
  • House, 31st (2) Legislature
    1/12/1909 - 1/10/1911
    Democrat
(1) Acts of 1921, 37th Legislature, 2nd C.S., ch. 6 - district 5 comprised of Harrision County; district 7 comprised of Panola County, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(3) District 7 listed for S.S. Baker, House Journal .
(4) District 7 listed for Sidney S. Baker. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) S. Bert Wallace, in special election 1/2/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded Sidney S. Baker, died 11/10/1925. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • "Hon S.S. Baker Submits Platform", publication and date unknown. Ancestry.com .
  • Portrait, marked "age 55" on back. Ancestry.com .
  • Image of invitation to Governor Miriam Ferguson's Inaugural Ball held 1/20/1925 at the State Capitol. Ancestry.com .
  • Obituary and photo, "S.S. Baker, Carthage Member of Legislature, Dies at New Orleans," 11/11/1925, p. 2. Austin American .
  • Sidney Smith Baker, Democrat, merchant from Carthage, 5th district, born in Alabama; succeeded by S. Bert Wallace in 1926, 7th district. Card File .
  • International Genealogical Index lists Sidney S. Baker, married Elizabeth F. Garrison 8/14/1881 in Panola County, TX. FamilySearch .
  • Sidney Smith Baker, birth date May 1854, death date 11/10/1925, portrait and brief biographical sketch, interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Carthage, Panola County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Funeral of S.S. Baker Held Nov. 12," Panola Watchman, 11/18/1925, p. 1, crediting the Sammy Brown Library. Sidney Smith Baker, died at age 71, born in Phoenix City, Rusk County, Alabama. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 39th Legislature (1925) - Sidney Smith Baker, postoffice Carthage, nativity Alabama, age 70, merchant, member of former legislatures: 31st, 32nd, 33rd. Texas Legislative Manual .
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