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Howard Baker
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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
12th White House Chief of Staff
In office
February 27, 1987 – July 3, 1988
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Donald Regan
Succeeded by Kenneth Duberstein
Majority Leader of the United States Senate
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1985
Deputy Ted Stevens
Preceded by Robert Byrd
Succeeded by Bob Dole
Minority Leader of the United States Senate
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
Deputy Ted Stevens
Preceded by Hugh Scott
Succeeded by Robert Byrd
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by Ross Bass
Succeeded by Al Gore
Personal details
Born
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.

(1925-11-15)November 15, 1925
Huntsville, Tennessee, U.S.
Died June 26, 2014(2014-06-26) (aged 88)
Huntsville, Tennessee, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Joy Dirksen (Deceased 1993)
Nancy Kassebaum (1996–2014)
Alma mater Tulane University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service Seal of the United States Department of the Navy (alternate).svg United States Navy
Years of service 1943–1946
Battles/wars World War II

Howard Henry Baker, Jr. (November 15, 1925 - June 26, 2014) was a Senate Majority Leader, Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee, White House Chief of Staff, and a former United States Ambassador to Japan. He worked as a lobbyist and adviser at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.

Baker died on June 26, 2014 at the age of 88 from complications of a stroke he suffered the week prior. He died in his native Huntsville, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy, by his side.

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