Representative Thomas E. Baker View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 74 (1991)
75 (1993) - 76 (1995)
Home County: Polk
Thomas E. Baker
Polk County
Birth: March 29,1941. Education: Graduated North High School, 1959. Attended Howard University, 1960-1961. Military service: U.S. Army veteran, 1960-1963. Spouse: Dorothy. Children: 3. Grandchildren: 2. Activities: Owner of Baker Sanitary Supply, 1979-present. Factory worker at Delavan Manufacturing, 1964-1979. Owner of TMT Janitor Service, 1963-1980. Member: Polk County Charter Commission; Iowa White House Conference on Small Business Steering Committee; UAW Local 552 Bargaining Committee, 1968; United Way of Central Iowa Board of Directors, 1983-1990; Tiny Tots Day Care Center Board of Directors, 1984-1988; Corinthian Baptist Church. Commissioner: Des Moines Civil Rights Commission, 1988-1989; Des Moines Public Housing, 1986-1987. Chair: Private Industry Council, 1985-1990; Economic Development, NAACP, 1984-1990. Founder, Targeted Small Business Program for Minorities and Women in Iowa, 1986. Recipient: Iowa Small Business Advocate of the Year, 1986; State of Iowa NAACP President's Award for Outstanding Community Service, 1986; Iowa Minority Advocate Award, 1987. Term: Second.