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.
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.
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.