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June 12, 2005
Richard Baker
U.S. Senate Historian
Richard Baker BIO:
Director of U.S. Senate Historical Office since 1975, when the office was created. He is also serving as a curator for the exhibition gallery of the 580,000-square-foot U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, which is scheduled to open in 2006.

BOOKS:
· Conservation Politics: The Senate Career of Clinton P. Anderson (1985)
· The Senate of the United States: Bicentennial History (1988)
· Conservation Politics: The Senate Career of Clinton P. Anderson (1985)
· Co-edited First Among Equals: Outstanding Senate Leaders of the Twentieth Century (1991)

EDUCATION:
· BA University of Massachusetts, Amherst
· MA Michigan State University
· MS, Columbia University
· Ph.D. University of Maryland

PERSONAL:
Hometown: Melrose, Massachusetts

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Info: He discusses the history as well as the past major leaders and debates of the U.S. Senate. Dick Baker has directed the U.S. Senate Historical Office for 30 years, since its creation in 1975.





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