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Charles Simeon Baker
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th district
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
|Preceded by||Halbert S. Greenleaf|
|Succeeded by||Halbert S. Greenleaf|
|Member of the New York Senate
from the 29th district
January 1, 1884 – December 31, 1885
|Preceded by||Edmund L. Pitts|
|Succeeded by||Edmund L. Pitts|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Monroe County, 2nd district
January 1, 1882 – December 31, 1882
|Preceded by||John Cowles|
|Succeeded by||David Healy|
January 1, 1879 – December 31, 1880
|Preceded by||Elias Mapes|
|Succeeded by||John Cowles|
February 18, 1839|
Churchville, New York
|Died||April 21, 1902
|Spouse(s)||May L. Baker Jane E. Baker|
|Alma mater||New York Seminary at Lima|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|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.