Raymond T. Baker
Raymond T. Baker was born in Eureka, Nevada in 1877, the son of George Washington Baker, the lead counsel of the Southern Pacific Railroad, and Mary Agnes (Hall) Baker. He was educated at the University of Nevada, Reno, then at Stanford University.
After college, Baker became involved in gold mining, being one of the first investors active in Rawhide, Nevada. He became a rich man when he sold his claims. He then moved east and had a brief romantic relationship with Elinor Glyn. Baker had a longtime interest in prison reform and in 1911, with his brother, Cleve Baker, serving as Nevada Attorney General, Raymond T. Baker became warden of the Nevada State Prison, a position he held from February 1, 1911 to May 10, 1912. In 1915, Baker traveled to Russia to become confidential secretary to United States Ambassador to Russia George T. Marye, Jr.
After a decade of marriage, Baker and his wife divorced. On December 4, 1928, he married a second time, to Delphine (Dodge) Cromwell, daughter of Horace Elgin Dodge and ex-wife of James H. R. Cromwell.
Baker died on April 28, 1935, approximately three months after suffering a heart attack.
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Friedrich Johannes Hugo von Engelken
|Director of the United States Mint
March 1917 – March 1922
| Succeeded by|
Frank Edgar Scobey