Howard Baker

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Howard Baker
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by Ross Bass
Succeeded by Al Gore
12th White House Chief of Staff
In office
February 27, 1987 – July 1, 1988
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Donald Regan
Succeeded by Kenneth Duberstein
Senate Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1985
Deputy Ted Stevens (whip)
Preceded by Robert Byrd (D)
Succeeded by Bob Dole (R)
Senate Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
Deputy Ted Stevens (whip)
Preceded by Hugh Scott (R)
Succeeded by Robert Byrd (D)
26th United States Ambassador to Japan
In office
July 5, 2001 – February 17, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Tom Foley
Succeeded by Tom Schieffer
Personal details
Born Howard Henry Baker, Jr.
November 15, 1925 (1925-11-15) (age 88)
Huntsville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) (1) Joy Dirksen (deceased);

(2) Nancy Landon Kassebaum

Alma mater Tulane University
University of Tennessee
Religion Presbyterian

Howard Henry Baker, Jr. (born November 15, 1925) is a former Senate Majority Leader, Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee, White House Chief of Staff, and a former United States Ambassador to Japan. He currently works as a lobbyist and adviser at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.[1]

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