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Harold Albert Baker

U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Summary

Born 1929 in Mt. Kisco, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Illinois
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on August 9, 1978, to a seat vacated by Henry S. Wise. Confirmed by the Senate on September 22, 1978, and received commission on September 23, 1978. Service terminated on March 31, 1979, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Reassigned on March 31, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 93 Stat. 6. Served as chief judge, 1984-1991. Assumed senior status on October 4, 1994.

Education:
Columbia University
University of Illinois, A.B., 1951
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1951-1953
Private practice, Champaign, Illinois, 1956-1978
Adjunct faculty member, University of Illinois College of Law, 1972-1978
Senior counsel, President's Commission on CIA Activities in the United States, 1975

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
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Served as chief judge, 1984-1991. Assumed senior status on October 4, 1994.
Judge
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Illinois
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Adjunct faculty member
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University of Illinois College of Law
Private practice
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Champaign, Illinois
Senior counsel
President's Commission on CIA Activities in the United States, Washington, DC
U.S. Navy Lieutenant
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Education
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University of Illinois College of Law
J.D.
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A.B.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
114 U.S. Courthouse
201 S. Vine Street
Urbana, IL 61802
Telephone: (217) 373-5830
Fax: (217) 373-5834