Joshua Baker, Gov of Louisiana


Born: March 23, 1799 in Mason County, Kentucky
Political Affiliation: Democrat (Unionist)
Religious Affiliation: Unknown
Education: Lexington Academy; U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Career Prior to Term: Army Officer; engineer; planter; lawyer; parish judge.
How He Became Governor: Appointed Military Governor by President Andrew Jackson
Career after Term: Planter; businessman.
Died: April 15, 1886 in Lyme, Connecticut

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