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  • Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.

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Presidents of Baker

  1. Werter Renick Davis (1858-1862), b. Circleville, OH, April 1, 1815; d. June 22, 1893

  2. George Washington Paddock (1862-64), b. Vienna, NY, Dec. 10, 1823; d. Jan. 5, 1908

  3. Leonard Leidy Hartman (1864-65), b. Saloma, PA, Nov. 19, 1828; d. March 2, 1909

  4. John Wesley Locke (1865-1866), b. Paris, KY, Feb 12, 1822; d. Dec. 29, 1895

  5. John Wesley Horner (1866-1867), b. Wornelsdorf, PA, May 29, 1834; d. Aug. 16, 1874

  6. Elial Jay Rice (1867-68), b. Sullivan, OH, Dec. 18, 1822; d. Apr. 7, 1872

  7. John Alexander Simpson (1869), b. Scio, OH, July 27, 1839; d. July 23, 1933

  8. Patterson McNutt (1870-71), b. Switzerland County, IN, Aug. 27, 1833; d. Feb. 9, 1886

  9. Robert Latimore Harford (1871-1873), b. OH, 1837; d. 1883

  10. Samuel S. Weatherby (1873-74), b. Knox County, OH, Feb. 1, 1841; d. July 22, 1924

  11. Joseph J. Denison (1874-79), b. Bernardston, MA, Oct. 1, 1815; d. Feb. 19, 1900

  12. William Henry Sweet (1879-86), b. Brown County, OH, July 14, 1843; d. Jan. 5, 1919

  13. Hillary Asbury Gobin (1886-1890), b. Terre Haute, IN, Mar. 25, 1842; d. Mar. 18, 1923

  14. William Alfred Quayle (1890-94), b. Parkville, MO, June 25, 1860; d. Mar. 9, 1925

  15. Lemuel Herbert Murlin (1894-1911), b. Mercer Co., OH, Nov. 16, 1861; d. June 20, 1935

  16. Wilbur Nesbitt Mason (1911-17), b. Mechanicsburg, OH, Apr. 15, 1867; d. Dec. 19, 1952

  17. Samuel Alexander Lough (1917-21), b. Carleton Co, Ontario, Canada, July 7, 1864

  18. Osmon Grant Markham (1921-22), b. Loudenville, OH, Aug. 21, 1865; d. April 18, 1943

  19. Wallace Bruce Fleming (1922-36), b. Cambridge, OH, Nov. 22, 1872; d. June 30, 1952

  20. Nelson Paxson Horn (1936-1956), b. Tipton, IA, May 23, 1890; d. July 5, 1958

  21. William John Scarborough (1956-66), b. Lincoln, NE, Feb. 15, 1913; d. March 22, 1976

  22. James Edward Doty (1966-73), b. Lakewood, OH, May 8, 1922; d. June 15, 2008

  23. Neal Malicky, Acting President (1973-74), b. Sour Lake, TX, Sept. 14, 1934

  24. Jerald C. Walker (1974-79), b. Bixby, OK, 1938

  25. R. Wright Spears, Acting President (1979-80), b. Clio, SC, Oct. 20, 1912

  26. Ralph M. Tanner (1980-87), b. Jefferson Co., AL, Dec. 10, 1926

  27. Daniel M. Lambert (1987-2006), b. Kansas City, MO, Jan. 16, 1941

  28. Patricia N. Long (2006- ), b. Wheatland, MO, 1951