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Walter Campbell Baker
Major General, United States Army
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: May 2007

Walter Campbell Baker (1877-1957). Born September 22, 1877 in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Enlisted service May-October 1898. Commissioned in the Artillery in 1901. Graduated from the Army War College in 1923 and Command and General Staff School in 1924. Commandant of the Chemical Warfare School 1927-1929.

Major General in May 1937 as Chief of the Chemical Warfare Service. Retired in April 1941. Recalled to active duty in June 1941 for duty in the office of the Under Secretary of War until March 1942. Thereafter with the War Production Board. Retired again in February 1944.

Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal. Died on February 20, 1957.

WC Baker Gravesite PHOTO



BAKER, WALTER CAMPBELL
M/GEN USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/22/1877
DATE OF DEATH: 02/20/1957
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2042
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BAKER, FRANCES WIDOW OF WALTER C
DATE OF DEATH: 11/19/1966
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2042 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF WC BAKER, M/GEN USA


Posted: 8 May 2007
Distinguished Service Medal