US Con Baker, Jehu, US Congressman, IL

Jehu Baker:
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Born: November 4, 1822
Birthplace: Lexington Kentucky
Father: William Baker
Mother: Margaret Caldwell

Wife: Mary Priscilla West 1843 – 1904
(Buried: Green Mount Protestant Church Belleville Illinois)

Children:
Mary Jane Baker 1878 – 1879
(Buried: Green Mount Protestant Church Belleville Illinois)


Political Party: Republican Party and Democratic Party

Education:

Attended McKendree College

Occupation before War:
1846 – 1861: Attorney in Belleville Illinois

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1865: St. Clair County Illinois Master in Chancery
1865 – 1869: United States Congressman from Illinois
1865 – 1867: Chairman House Post Office Department Expenditures Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of House Civil Service Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of House Private Land Claims Committee

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1869: United States Congressman from Illinois
1865 – 1867: Chairman House Post Office Department Expenditures Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of House Civil Service Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of House Private Land Claims Committee
1867 – 1869: Chairman of House Education and Labor Committee
1867 – 1869: Member of House Freedmen's Bureau Committee
1869 – 1878: Attorney in Belleville Illinois
1878 – 1881: United States Minister to Venezuela
1882 – 1885: United States Minister to Venezuela
1885 – 1887: Attorney in Belleville Illinois
1887 – 1889: United States Congressman from Illinois
1887 – 1889: Member House Election of President and Vice President Committee
1888: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress
1889 – 1897: Attorney in Belleville Illinois
1897 – 1899: United States Congressman from Illinois
1897 – 1899: Ranking Member House Election of President and Vice President Committee
1897 – 1899: Ranking member House Interior Department Expenditures Committee
1898: Choose not to be a candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress
1899 – 1903: Attorney in Belleville Illinois



Died:
March 1, 1903
Place of Death: Belleville Illinois
Age at time of Death: 80 years old
Burial Place:
Green Mount Protestant Church Belleville Illinois

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