ENOCH MARVIN BAKER



Enoch Marvin Baker, lawyer, teacher and member of the house of representatives, was born March 2, 1879, near Ft. Payne, DeKalb County; son of Andrew Tyler and Eliza Jane (McSpadden) Baker, the former served as a private in the C. S. Army; grandson of Rufus Morgan and Annie Elizabeth Baker, who lived in various counties in Alabama and Tennessee, and of Samuel Donaldson and Mary McSpadden, who resided in DeKalb County.

He was educated in the public schools on Lookout Mountain; attended the North Alabama college at Ft. Payne one term, and a private school for teachers for a year and a half; read law in the office of Judge W. W. Haralson; admitted to the bar, August 17, 1912; entered on practice at Ft. Payne in 1918. Before engaging in the practice of law he was for seven years a teacher, in DeKalb, Cherokee and Etowah Counties. He represented DeKalb County in the general assembly of 1919. He is a Democrat; and a Methodist.

Married: June 19, 1918, at Rising Fawn, Georgia, to Mary Alma, daughter of William L. and Mary Ellen (Norwood) Allison, of that place.
Residence: Ft Payne.


Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, by Thomas McAdory Owen, LL. D., Volume III, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1921

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