- Herbert Baker (Alberta politician)
Infobox Politician (general)
name= Herbert Baker
title= Alderman on the
Edmonton City Council
December 13, 1926
December 10, 1928
December 9, 1929
November 8, 1933
birth_date= Birth date|1866|12|18
Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
death_date= Death date and age|1941|12|21|1866|12|18
spouse= Grace T. Willis
children= Two sons, one daughter
party= Civic Government Association
Herbert Baker (
December 18, 1866– December 21, 1941) was a politician in Alberta, Canadaand a municipal councillor in Edmonton.
Herbert Baker was born at Hull,
Yorkshire, England. In 1882, after being educated as public school, he emigrated to Canada, where he joined the Massey Manufacturing Co. in Toronto. There, he married Grace T. Willis on June 3, 1889; the couple would have two sons and a daughter. He was promoted to manage the company's office in Winnipegin 1904, and was promoted again in 1910 to manage all of the company's activities in northern Alberta. During this time, he was based in Edmonton, where he retired in 1926.
Baker first sought election in the 1926 municipal election, when he ran for alderman on
Edmonton City Councilas a member of the pro-business Civic Governmen Association slate. He finished fourth of twelve candidates - first among the C.G.A.'s six candidates - and was elected to a two year term. He sought re-election at the conclusion of this term, in the 1928 election, but finished eighth of fourteen candidates and was defeated.
He returned to office the following year, winning another two year term after finishing third of fifteen candidates in the 1929 election. This time, he was successful in his re-election bid, as he finished fourth of fifteen candidates in the 1931 election. He did not seek re-election at the conclusion of this two year term.
* [http://www.epl.ca/Elections/Results/EPLBiographiesLetter.cfm?id=B Edmonton Public Library biography of Herbert Baker]
* [http://www.edmonton.ca/CityGov/ElectionHistory/Members%20of%20Council%20Biographies.doc City of Edmonton biography of Herbert Baker]
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