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BAKER, James H., soldier, born in Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, 6 May 1829. tie was educated at the Wesleyan University of Ohio. Subsequently he became a teacher, and took charge of a female seminary at Richmond, Indiana In 1853 he purchased the "Scioto Gazette," and became its editor. He was elected secretary of state for Ohio in 1855, and became afterward secretary of state for Minnesota. He served as a colonel in the army in 1862-'3, was appointed provost-marshal for the department of Missouri, and served in this capacity until the close of the war, having been made in the meantime a Brigadier-General. After the war he was appointed register of public lands at Booneville, Missouri, and retained the office two years, after which he retired to his farm in Minnesota. From 1871 to 1875 he was commissioner of pensions.
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