James Baker

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James Baker
16th White House Chief of Staff
In office
August, 1992 – January 20, 1993
PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush
Preceded bySamuel Skinner
Succeeded byThomas F. "Mack" McLarty
61st United States Secretary of State
In office
January 20, 1989 – August 23, 1992
PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush
Preceded byGeorge P. Shultz
Succeeded byLawrence Eagleburger
67th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
February 4, 1985 – August 17, 1988
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byDonald Regan
Succeeded byNicholas F. Brady
10th White House Chief of Staff
In office
January 20, 1981 – February 3, 1985
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byJack Watson
Succeeded byDonald T. Regan
Personal details
Born (1930-04-28) April 28, 1930 (age 89)
Houston, Texas
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Stuart McHenry
(1953-1970; her death)
Susan Garrett Baker
Alma materPrinceton University
University of Texas-Austin
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps

James Addison Baker, III (born April 28, 1930) is an American attorney, politician, political administrator, and political adviser.[1]

He served as the Chief of Staff in President Ronald Reagan's first administration and in the final year of the administration of President George H. W. Bush. Baker also served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1985-1988 in the second Reagan administration, and Secretary of State in the George H. W. Bush administration.

Namesake[change | change source]

James Baker is the namesake of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Texas.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "James Baker" at Baker Botts LLP; retrieved 2012-12-4.
  2. Baker Institute for Public Policy; retrieved 2012-12-4.