Joseph E. Baker, January 1, 1985-July -31,1998

Judge Joseph E. Baker
Photographic portrait, 1985

Born June 7, 1920 in Franklin, Virginia.
Died December 15, 2002 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Elected by the General Assembly on December 17, 1984 to an eight-year term beginning January 1, 1985. Service terminated by retirement.

College of William and Mary, B.A., 1950
University of Virginia, LL.B., 1952

Other judicial service:
Substitute judge, Norfolk General District Court, 1977-1979.
Judge, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1979-1985.

Professional career:
Assistant city attorney in Norfolk, Virginia, 1952-1956.
Private practice of law in Norfolk, Virginia, 1956-1979.
Instructor of commercial law, Norfolk Division, College of William and Mary, 1953-1954.

Military service:
Navy (World War II)

Elected, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1984 Special Session, 8; retired, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 1998 Regular Session, 662; education and career, Baker McClanahan, “Judge Baker Will Retire from Court of Appeals,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, March 2, 1998; retired from service as a senior judge on April 1, 2000, 31 Va.App., v; obituary, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, December 23, 2002; military service, The American Bench-1985/86, 2313-2314.