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Bernard N. Baker Chair in Chemistry

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 1904 by the University in honor of Bernard N. Baker

University trustee BERNARD N. BAKER was an international expert on maritime transportation and owner of the Atlantic Transport Line. Before going into the shipping business, he had established a chemical company and then a coal-mining firm. After retirement, he became president of the Baltimore Trust and Guarantee Company. He and two other board members together gave fully half of the total $1 million raised during the 1902 Endowment Fund campaign. In recognition of Mr. Baker’s leadership and generosity, the board established this chair in his honor.