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Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze says goodbye to the wife and daughter of James Baker
Washington: Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze hugs and kisses Bonner Baker, daughter of Secretary of State James Baker, goodbye as Baker's wife, Susan, watches at the reflecting pool 6/3/1990 prior to Gorbachev's departure for Minneapolis. (UPI Photo/Bruce Young)
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James Addison Baker, III (born April 28, 1930) is an American attorney, politician and political advisor.

Baker served as the Chief of Staff in President Ronald Reagan's first administration and in the final year of the administration of President George H. W. Bush. Baker also served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1985-1988 in the second Reagan administration, and Secretary of State in the George H. W. Bush administration. He is also the namesake of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

James Addison Baker was born in Houston, Texas at 1216 Bissonnet, to James A. Baker, Jr. (1892–1973) and Ethel Bonner (born Means) Baker (August 6, 1894–April 26, 1991). His father was a partner of Houston law firm Baker Botts. Baker has a sister, Bonner Baker Moffitt.

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