The Landon Lecture Series Biography Pages of the:

Sen. Howard Baker Jr. Sen. Howard Baker Jr.
Former U.S. Senator, Tennessee

Former Sen. Howard Baker was a Tennessee Republican senator from 1967 to 1985. He served as minority leader from 1977 to 1981 and was majority leader from 1981 to 1985. He was chief of staff for President Ronald Reagan from 1987 to 1988.

Baker served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and graduated from the University of Tennessee law college in 1949. He was also Landon Lecture speaker in 1979 with his lecture "Toward a New Republic."

Edward Seaton, chairman of the Landon Lecture Series patrons, said Baker's involvement in Watergate has put him in the news recently and helped the committee decide it was timely to invite him to speak.

"He has been getting a lot of attention because he was the minority chairman of the Senate during Watergate," Seaton said. "He has a lot of experience with impeachment."

Seaton said he didn't know what Baker will speak about.

"He will probably talk about the issues of today in American politics," President Jon Wefald said.

Biography obtained from: The K-State Collegian, 16 February, 1999


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