James Baker (university president)

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James Hutchins Baker (1848–1925)[1] was an American academic administrator who served as the president of the University of Colorado from 1892 to 1914.[2] Born on October 13, 1848, in Harmony, Maine, he attended Bates College in Lewiston before becoming the principal of Yarmouth High School in Yarmouth.[2] He moved to Denver, Colorado in 1875 and worked in secondary school administration until 1891.[2] He married his wife, Jennie Hilton on June 20, 1882, having two children.[2]

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  1. ^ James Baker at Find a Grave
  2. ^ a b c d Oliver B. Clason; et al. (1915). General Catalogue of Officers and Graduates of Bates College Including Cobb Divinity School, 1863-1891. Bates College. p. 95.