Howard H. Baker

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Howard H. Baker (Senate Majority Leader, Pro-Tobacco Industry)

"Howard H. Baker, Jr. served three terms as a United States Senator from Tennessee (1967-1985).

"He was Vice Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee, the highest ranking Republican on the Committee. He served as Minority Leader of the Senate from 1977-1981 and as Majority Leader from 1981 until he retired from the Senate at the end of this third term in January, 1985. He was a candidate for the 1980 Republican presidential nomination and served as President Ronald Reagan's Chief of Staff from 1987-1988.

"For the next thirteen years he worked in several Tennessee law firms. In 2001 President George W. Bush appointed him as U.S. Ambassador to Japan." [1]

Married to Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker.

Resources and articles


  1. Howard H. Baker, Partnership for a Secure America, accessed July 15, 2007.
  2. Advisory Board, Bipartisan Policy Center, accessed February 3, 2009.

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