Oil on canvas, by Ruth Howell, 1986
Born November 25, 1917 in Richmond, Virginia.
Died March 24, 1985 in Richmond, Virginia.
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.
University of Richmond, LL.B., 1947
Other judicial service:
Substitute judge, County and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Henrico County, Virginia, 1962-1963.
Judge, County and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Henrico County, Virginia, 1963-1966.
Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1966-1973.
Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, 1973-1985 (chief judge, 1980-1985).
Assistant attorney general, 1947-1949.
Assistant city attorney, Richmond, Virginia, 1949-1952.
Private practice in Richmond, Virginia, 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.