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About Henry M. Baker
Henry Moore Baker was born on January 11, 1841 to Aaron Whittemore Baker and Nancy Dustin Baker. He was born in Bow, NH, just outside the state’s capital, Concord, and was the youngest of four.
Baker attended Dartmouth college and graduated in 1863 with a Master of the Arts. He became very active in politics, first as a lawyer for the Supreme Court, before becoming a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from NH from 1893-1897.
In 1912, Baker donated $10,000 and the land next to his family home on South Street to the Town of Bow for the creation of a public library. The Baker Free Library was dedicated in 1914 and still stands at its original site today.
The information provided above was compiled by Kate Kenyon, and can be accessed in more detail at Henry Baker Collection
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