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Baker, Charles

CHARLES BAKER and JOHN DUER were strong men, although Mr. Baker destroyed his opportunities through intemperance. He was a native of Windham Co., Conn. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1760, and immediately removed to Sullivan County, where he engaged in school-teaching. A few years later he became a student in the office of William Ross, at Newburgh, and after his admission to the bar returned to Sullivan County, and opened an office in Bloomingburgh. "He was," says Mr. Quinlan, "a man of undoubted talent, of more than average learning as a lawyer, and much addicted to original thought and expression. So unusual and amusing were his sayings that he was the central figure, to which all eyes were directed, in whatever society be appeared." His career is fully sketched in Mr. Quinlan’s history. He removed from Sullivan County to Newburgh in 1835, and died there May 7, 1839.


 

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