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.