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September 27, 2009
Richard Baker
Historian Emeritus, United States Senate
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Director of U.S. Senate Historical Office since 1975, when the office was created. He also served as a curator for the exhibition gallery of the 580,000-square-foot U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, which opened in December 2008

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: Our guest is Richard Baker who retired last month after 34 years as Historian of the United States Senate. Mr. Baker began his tenure in 1975 when the office of Senate Historian was established. By Senate Resolution, he was recently named Historian Emeritus. He is also the curator for the exhibition gallery of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center which opened late last year. In this interview, Mr. Baker tells stories from the history of the Senate and shows some rare photos of Senators.





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