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John Baker ’30

Published in Oct. 10, 1990, issue

JOHN, SOMETIMES KNOWN as 'J.B." or "Jess," died after a brief illness in Woodside, Calif. John grew up in Denver, Colo., and spent much of his life there. At Hotchkiss School he was active in hockey, football, and baseball, but at Princeton it was water polo and 150lb. crew, plus the Philadelphian Society, the Two Foot Club, and ivy. He roomed four years with Dave Lowry and lesser terms with Fred Schoellkopf and Henry Reeder. He graduated with a B.S. degree in economics.

John intended to go to Harvard Business School, but the First National Bank of Denver grabbed him soon after graduation, and he stayed with them until 1962, when he retired as executive V.P. His war service was in the Air Force, reaching the rank of captain. As a Coloradan his hobbies were naturally skiing and riding, with emphasis on the latter when he and his wife moved to a ranch in Cora, Wyo.

Mary Helen Warren became his bride in 1937 and she died in May 1982. His survivors include two daughters, Ann Danner and Linda Lohse; a brother, Robert F. Welbom; and six grandchildren. To them we extend our sympathy in the loss of this fine man.

The Class of 1930

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