Past Meeting

At our public meeting on Sunday, September 21, 2008 the featured presentation was:


Twenty Years of Active Politics on the Upper Main Line: Experiences, Observations and Trends

by Earl Baker

Earl Baker, formerly State Senator in the 19th District, discussed his experiences in local poltics and government, made some observations about the political process, and related them to historical events and trends locally and nationally.

Earl Baker

Earl Baker is well known and highly respected in public affairs, management, leadership and advocacy.

In his public service career, Earl Baker was elected 16 times, never losing an election.  From his longtime home town of Malvern Borough in Chester County he was successfully elected as Borough Committeeman, County Commissioner, and State Senator. He also served as Republican State Chairman of Pennsylvania and was a Member of the National Committee.  He was elected as a Delegate to three National Conventions and was a Presidential Elector in the Electoral College in 1988. 

Related to his public service, Earl also taught on the Political Science Faculty of Temple University for twenty years, was Staff Associate of the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C., and was a naval officer.  He has an A.B. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from American University, Washington, D.C. 

Subsequent to his public service he was Vice President of the Unisys Corporation for five years, and then was President of Presbyterian Homes for five years.  Then he founded his own firm, Earl Baker Consulting, which provides government relations, marketing and strategic planning to his clients.  He and his wife Jackie have two grown children, Todd and Toby, and now live in Wayne.

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