Member

Photo credit:

McAtee, William, comp. Souvenir: Portraits and Biographies of the Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania and Heads of Departments, Session of 1895. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Roshon Portrait Company, 1895.

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1889-1890 Representative Republican
1891-1892 Representative Republican
Counties Delaware

Biography

03/01/1854 - 07/30/1913


BAKER, Jesse Matlack, a Representative from Delaware County; born, March 1, 1854 in Parkesburg, Chester County, Pa.; attended, Hyatt’s Military Academy (now Pennsylvania Military Academy); attended, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; captain, Company H, 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard (1877-1898); major, United States Army (1898, Spanish American War); teacher (5 years); lawyer (1880-1913); elected, District Attorney, Delaware County (1881-1886); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as Republican in 1888 and 1890; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1892); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1893-1896); died, July 30, 1913 in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; interred, Media Cemetery, Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.


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