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Associate Justice Joshua Gabriel Baker

Joshua Gabriel Baker

(1852 – 1935)

Assistant District Attorney, Orleans Parish, 1877-1883

Judge, Criminal Court, Orleans Parish,
1883-1892, 1896-1920

Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1920-1922

Born in 1852 on the St. Mary Parish plantation home of Gabriel Fuselier, his maternal grandfather • Joshua Baker, his paternal grandfather, was a military governor of Louisiana from 1868-1869 • Educated at home and then in Virginia • Legal career began in 1874, when he was licensed to practice • Judicial career began in the local criminal court where he served for more than 30 years • Elevated to the Louisiana Supreme Court as an Associate Justice; he served until his retirement in 1922