Baker, William Mumford, Dd
Baker, William Mumford, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Washington, D.C., June 5, 1825. He joined the Church at sixteen, graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1846, and after studying theology with his father one year, and in Princeton Seminary another year; he was licensed to preach in 1848; became stated supply at Batesville, Arkansas, in 1849; evangelist at Little Rock in 1850; served as pastor at Austin, Texas, for fifteen years, with some interruption during the war; at Zanesville, Ohio, from 1866 to 1872, afterwards in Boston, Massachusetts, and finally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from November 1881, to February 1883. He died at South Boston, Massachusetts, August 20 of the last-named year. Dr. Baker was well known by his numerous publications, among which were, Inside, a Chronicle of Secession: — The New Timothy: — The Virginians in Texas: — His Majesty Myself. His last pulpit labors were in the Presbyterian Church, South Boston. Although, in addition to his numerous books, he contributed largely to journals and magazines, he always made his literary labors incidental and subordinate to his pastoral duties. He was a man of brilliant mind and untiring energy. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Seam. 1884, page 35.