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Charles Simeon Baker
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th district
In office
March 4, 1885 (1885-03-04) – March 3, 1891 (1891-03-03)
Preceded by Halbert S. Greenleaf
Succeeded by Halbert S. Greenleaf
Member of the New York Senate
from the 29th district
In office
January 1, 1884 (1884-01-01) – December 31, 1885 (1885-12-31)
Preceded by Edmund L. Pitts
Succeeded by Edmund L. Pitts
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Monroe County, 2nd district
In office
January 1, 1882 (1882-01-01) – December 31, 1882 (1882-12-31)
Preceded by John Cowles
Succeeded by David Healy
In office
January 1, 1879 (1879-01-01) – December 31, 1880 (1880-12-31)
Preceded by Elias Mapes
Succeeded by John Cowles
Personal details
Born (1839-02-18)February 18, 1839
Churchville, New York
Died April 21, 1902(1902-04-21) (aged 63)
Washington, D.C.
Citizenship  United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) May L. Baker Jane E. Baker
Alma mater New York Seminary at Lima
Profession lawyer politician
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Company E, Twenty-seventh Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry

Charles Simeon Baker (February 18, 1839 – April 21, 1902) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Churchville, New York, Baker attended the common schools, Cary Collegiate Institute of Oakfield, New York, and the New York Seminary at Lima, New York. He married May L. Baker and Jane E. Baker.


Baker taught school while he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in December 1860 and commenced practice in Rochester, New York.

During the Civil War, Baker served in the Union Army as first lieutenant, Company E, Twenty-seventh Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. Disabled in the first Battle of Bull Run, he was honorably discharged.

Baker was a member of the New York State Assembly (Monroe County, 2nd District) in 1879, 1880 and 1882. He was a member of the New York State Senate (29th District) in 1884 and 1885.

Elected as a Republican to the 49th, 50th, and 51st United States Congresses, Baker was U.S. Representative for the thirtieth district of New York from March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1891. He served as Chairman of the House Committee on Commerce during the 51st Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Rochester, New York.


Baker died from vocal cord paralysis in Washington, D.C., on April 21, 1902 (age 63 years, 62 days). He is interred at Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York.

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