Born: Norwalk, Ohio.
Died: San Diego, California.
Occupation: Physician; Amateur Malacologist. President, City Council and Board of Education, San Diego, California. Honorary Curator, Scripps Inst.
Education: Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1870; M.D., University of Michigan, 1880.
Travels: Stanford Expedition to Brazil, 1911.
Remarks: Large collection left to San Diego Society of Natural History.
Married Charlotte LeBreton Johnson, M.D., 1881.
Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.
Other References: Bailey, J.R., Jr. 1938. Nautilus 52:64-66 + portrait.
Hertz, C.M. 1994. Dr. Fred Baker, Sand Diego conchologist- a most remarkable man. The Festivus 26(1):3-14.
Baker, F. 1913. The land and fresh-water mollusks of the Stanford Expedition to Brazil. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 65(3):618-672 + 7 plates.