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Baker, Marcus

Born: 1849 AD
Died: 1903 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Explorer, Geographer

1849 – Born in Ostemo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan on September 23rd. American explorer and geographer.

         – Mr. Baker has contributed mathematical papers to the scientific journals, and has been one of the secretaries of the Philosophical society, Washington.

1870 – Educated at Kalamazoo College and the University of Michigan, where he graduated.

         – He was made professor of mathematics in Albion College.

1871 – He was a tutor of mathematics in the University of Michigan.

1873 – Became connected with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.

1882-1884 – Was in charge of the Los Angeles magnetic observatory, established by the United States signal service.

1886 – Attained the grade of assistant geographer.

         – He spent several years in explorations and surveys in Alaska, and traversed the entire Pacific coast from southern California to the Arctic ocean.