Caleb Baker
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Caleb Baker

Caleb Baker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th district

March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1821
with Jonathan Richmond
Daniel Cruger,
Oliver C. Comstock
David Woodcock,
William B. Rochester
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Tioga district

January 1, 1814 - December 31, 1815
Jabez Beers
Gamaliel H. Barstow

January 1, 1829 - December 31, 1829
William Maxwell
John G. McDowell
Personal details
Born1762 (1762)
Providence, Rhode Island Colony, British America
DiedJune 26, 1849(1849-06-26) (aged 86-87)
Southport, New York, U.S. (now a part of Elmira)
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Spouse(s)Sarah Stull Baker
ChildrenBrockholst L Baker Ruth M Baker Hamilton



Caleb Baker (1762 - June 26, 1849) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Providence in the Rhode Island Colony, Baker moved to New York in 1790; studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practicing. He married Sarah Stull and they had two children, Brockholst L Baker and Ruth M Baker Hamilton.[1] He resided in the towns of Chemung, Ashland, and Newtown (now Elmira), Tioga County from 1790 to 1836. These towns are now in Chemung County, due to the partitioning of Tioga County. He moved to and lived in Southport, Chemung County, from 1836 until his death.


Baker served as assessor of the town of Chemung in 1791. He taught school in Wellsburg, Chemung County, in 1803 and 1804. He was appointed surrogate of Tioga County on April 7, 1806, April 13, 1825, and again in 1829. He was appointed judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1810, and served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1814, 1815, and again in 1829. He was a Justice of the Peace of the town of Chemung in 1816.[2]

Elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress, Baker served as U. S. Representative for the twentieth district of New York from March 4, 1819 to March 3, 1821.[3]


Baker died in Southport, New York (now a part of Elmira) on June 26, 1849 (age about 86 years). He is interred at Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Elmira, New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Caleb Baker". Find A Grave. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Caleb Baker". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Caleb Baker". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Caleb Baker". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2013.

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