Henry E. Baker

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Henry Edwin Baker Jr. (September 1, 1857 – April 27, 1928) was the third African American to enter the United States Naval Academy. He later served as an assistant patent examiner in the United States Patent Office, where he would chronicle the history of African-American inventors.

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Henry E. Baker Jr.
Portrait of Henry Edwin Baker (ca. 1902)
Baker c.1902
BornSeptember 1, 1857 (1857-09)
Columbus, Mississippi, United States
DiedApril 27, 1928 (1928-04-28) (aged 70)
Washington, D.C., United States
Alma materUnited States Naval Academy
Ben-Hyde Benton School of Technology
Howard University School of Law
OccupationPatent examiner
Known forHistorian of African-American inventors
Notable workThe Colored Inventor

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