BAKER, JOHN, a Representative from Virginia; born in Frederick County, Md., birth dates
unknown; attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., for
three years; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Berkeley County, Va. (now
Jefferson County, W.Va.); member of the State house of delegates, 1798-1799; one of the lawyers
who defended Aaron Burr when he was tried for treason; elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth
Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); resumed the practice of law; Commonwealth attorney for
Jefferson County; died in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Va. (now West Virginia), August 18,
1823; interment in the Old Episcopal Church Cemetery.