Leaving the White House a Winner

Baker takes his finesse and competitive drive to Treasury

He is, at once, the perfect Southern gentleman and the easygoing good ole boy. Trim, handsome and carefully dressed, he can exude the effortless charm of a man comfortable with wealth and power even as he chews a wad of Red Man tobacco, spitting the juice into a paper cup. A well-educated scion of a prominent line of Houston attorneys, he enjoys fishing with his buddies in the waters of Matagorda Bay and hunting wild turkey on his land near San Antonio. He is a managerial mastermind who relaxes by watching pro football games and listening to Tammy Wynette records.


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