Born November 25, 1917, in Richmond
Died March 24, 1985, in Richmond
Elected by the General Assembly on December 17, 1984, to an eight-year term beginning January 1, 1985. Service terminated by death.
Elected chief judge on January 7, 1985. Service terminated by death.
Other judicial service:
Substitute judge, County and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Henrico County, 1962-1963
Judge, County and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Henrico County, 1963-1966
Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1966-1973
Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, 1973-1985 (chief judge, 1980-1985)
University of Richmond, LL.B., 1947
Assistant attorney general, 1947-1949
Assistant city attorney, Richmond, 1949-1952
Private practice, Richmond, 1952-1963
Elected, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1984 Special Session, 8; elected chief judge, Court of Appeals Order Book, January 7, 1985; biography, Resolution in Memorial of Ernest Ballard Baker, Judge, adopted by the Judicial Conference of Virginia meeting in annual session in Charlottesville on May 20, 1985, published in 1 Va.App., vi-vii. See also Elizabeth Terry Long, “Ernest Ballard Baker (25 November 1917-24 March 1985),” in John T. Kneebone and Sara B. Bearrs, Dictionary of Virginia Biography (Richmond, Va.: Library of Virginia, 1998), v. 1, 296-297.