|Preceded by||Riding established|
|Succeeded by||Joseph William Holmes|
|Born||June 6, 1832|
Bertie Township in Welland County, Upper Canada
|Died||July 23, 1912(aged 80)|
|Spouse(s)||Rose Griffith (m. 1860)|
He was born in Bertie Township in Welland County, Upper Canada in 1832, the son of Jacob Baxter, former reeve of Bertie. He studied medicine, received the degree of M.D. from the University of New York and the Bellevue Hospital Medical College and set up a medical practice in Cayuga in partnership with his younger brother Benjamin. He also served as justice of the peace and as surgeon for the local militia unit - 37th Haldimand Rifles. In 1860, he married Rose Griffith. He was defeated by John Senn in the 1894 general election but Senn's election was appealed and Baxter won the subsequent by-election. After retiring from politics, Baxter served as registrar for Haldimand County. He is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Cayuga, Ontario.
- The Canadian biographical dictionary and portrait gallery of eminent and self-made men (1880)
- Dale, Clare A (1992). Whose servant I am" : speakers of the assemblies of the province of Upper Canada, Canada and Ontario, 1792-1992. Toronto: Ontario Legislative Library. pp. 167–71.
- Member's parliamentary history for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
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