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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p186
2415

(Born Mas.)

Frank Baker

(Ap'd Mas.)

5

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Infantry and Artillery Tactics, July 5 to Aug. 28, 1872, — and of Ordnance and Gunnery, Aug. 3‑28, 1872 (leave of absence, to Dec. 14, 1872); on frontier duty, at Ft. Bridger, Wy., Dec. 14, 1872, to May 16, 1873, — and Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., to Sep. 16, 1874; at the Military Academy, as Assistant

(First Lieut., 13th Infantry, Nov. 1, 1874)

Professor of Mathematics, Sep. 30, 1874, to Sep. 18, 1876; in garrison at New Orleans, La., Oct. 4, 1876, to June 1, 1877, — Adjutant, 13th Infantry, June 10, 1876, to Apr. 18, 1879, — Jackson Barracks, La., to July 27, 1877 (suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, to Oct. 31, 1877, and on leave of absence, to Dec. 31, 1877), — Jackson Barracks, La., Jan. 1, 1878, to Jan. 14, 1879, — and Atlanta, Ga., to June 20,

(Transferred to Ordnance, Apr. 18, 1879)

1879; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 28, 1879, to May 30, 1881, — Benicia Arsenal, Cal., to May 10, 1883, — Watertown Arsenal, Mas., to Nov. 26, 1883, — and Frankford Arsenal, Pa., to –––––.

Captain, Ordnance, June 14, 1886.

Vol. IV
p216
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — As Assistant at Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pa., to June 29, 1893; at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., July 3, 1893 to Feb. 19, 1897; as Inspector of Ordnance, U. S. A., at Providence, R. I., Feb. 19, 1897 to ––––

Vol. V
p186
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: As Inspector of Ordnance, U. S. A., at Providence, R. I., Feb. 19, 1897 to March 5, 1900. — Assistant at Springfield Armory, Mass., March 5, 1900 to July 24, 1901. — At Watertown p187Arsenal, Mass., July 24, 1901 to April 28, 1905. — At later_volume, April 30, 1905 to Nov. 10, 1906. — Commanding San Antonio Arsenal and Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Texas, Nov. 12, 1906 to Oct. 27, 1907. — As Assistant at Springfield Armory, Mass., Oct. 31, 1907 to July 7, 1908. — Inspector of Ordnance, Bridgeport, Conn., July 7, 1908 to Dec. 31, 1908.

(Colonel, Ordnance Department, March 17, 1908)

Vol. VI
p168
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Oct. 29, 1849.)

Military History. —

Captain, Ordnance Department, June 14, 1886.

At Watertown Arsenal, Mass., July 24, 1901, to

(Major, Ordnance Department, June 14, 1902)

April 28, 1905; at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., April 30, 1905, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance Department, June 25, 1906)

Nov. 10, 1906; commanding San Antonio Arsenal, Texas, and Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Texas, Nov. 12, 1906, to Oct. 27, 1907; Assistant at Springfield Armory, Mass., Oct. 31, 1907, to

(Colonel, Ordnance Department, March 17, 1908)

July 7, 1908; Inspector of Ordnance, U. S. A., at American and British Manufacturing Co., Bridgeport, Conn., July 7, 1908, to Jan. 1, 1911; Inspector of Ordnance, U. S. A., at Bethlehem Steel Co., South Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 3, 1911, to Oct. 29, 1913.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 29, 1913,
By Operation of Law.

Recalled to active service Oct. 15, 1917, and ordered to Benicia Arsenal, Cal.; commanding Benicia Arsenal; Ordnance Officer, Western Department; and Armament Officer, Western Armament District, Oct. 26, 1917, to ––––º

Vol. VII
p108
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

2415

(Born Mass.)

Francis Baker

(Ap'd Mass.)

5

Entered the Academy, was graduated and was retired as Frank Baker; name changed as above by authority of War Department, Dec. 21, 1927.

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 29, 1913,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Mar. 31, 1928, at Brooklyn, N. Y.: Aged 78.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1928.a


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Baker's AOG obituary merely reproduces the Register entries, consolidated into one running entry, preceded by this:

Before his death, Colonel Francis Baker expressed the strong wish that such data as was published in the Annual Report should be the same as appears in Cullum's Biographical Register, — "no more, — no less". That information is accordingly given herewith.


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