Biographical Sketch of Elbert H. Baker
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Baker, Elbert H.; pres. and gen. mgr. Cleveland Plain Dealer; born, Norwalk, O., July 25, 1854; son of Henry and Clara Maria (Hall) ‘Baker; educated, public schools; married Ida. A. Smith, of Cleveland, June 1, 1876; began newspaper work on Cleveland Herald, 1877; advertising mgr., Cleveland Leader, 1882-97; gen. mgr. Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1898; pres., 1914; pres. City Investment Co.; Commercial Bldg. Co.; pres. Euclid Ave. Congregational Church; trustee Cleveland Y. M. C. A.; member Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, and active in municipal and civic affairs. Clubs: Colonial, Athletic, Chagrin Valley Hunt.