1871 – Born on the 3rd of December in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
He made his most indelible mark as a municipal reformer in Cleveland.
1902-1912 – Become city solicitor, he brilliantly handled most of the 55 suits.
1911 – Baker had been elected Mayor of Cleveland.
1912 – Supported Woodrow Wilson for the presidential nomination.
1913 – He was re-elected as Mayor of Cleveland.
1916 – Appointed secretary of war.
1920 – He was called the outstanding lawyer of the by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
1921 – Returned to Cleveland and the law. He been as successful at the bar as he had been as a municipal reformer.
1937 – Baker died on 25th of December.