Mr. Baker, a Marine officer, served with an Amtrac unit during the Iwo Jima operation. He was born in Akron, Ohio and raised on a farm in Estelle Manor, Atlantic County. His mother's father owned a large chicken farm in Estelle Manor. He attended elementary school in a one room classroom school before moving to Atlantic City where he attended high school. He goes into detail about moving from Estelle Manor to Atlantic City and the diversity of the two areas. He came to Rutgers in 1940, majoring in Agriculture and Agronomy. After World War II, he came back to Rutgers and graduated in 1947. He got married in Atlantic City in 1947. He worked for Allied Chemical Corporation as a Salesman and was executive of the Seacoast Laboratories until his retirement.