Baker, Ivan F. (Ivan Franklin), 1887-1976.

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Ivan F. Baker was born in 1887 in Cedar Rapids, Neb., He joined the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company as an apprentice engineer in 1909 after graduating from the University of Nebraska. In 1919 he was sent to Japan as Far Eastern Manager, surviving the Tokyo Earthquake of 1923. During this time he assisted in the organization of the Mitsubishi Electric Company. Baker returned to the U.S. briefly in 1927 and was then appointed European Sales Manager, where he served until 1938. He played a leading role in Westinghouse's program of overseas postwar recovery, finally retiring as Vice President and Treasurer of the Westinghouse Electric International Company in 1952. Baker took a strong interest in foreign affairs and in 1950 urged the equivalent of the Marshall Plan for the Far East. He continued to work as a consultant and official of trade missions through the 1950s. He died at Westfield, N.J., on June 29, 1976.

From the description of Papers, 1923-1971. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122458981

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associatedWith Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR. corporateBody
associatedWith American Council on Japan. corporateBody
associatedWith Arabian American Oil Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Colgate University Conference on American Foreign Policy 1952-1953 : Hamilton, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Council on Foreign Relations. corporateBody
associatedWith Ercole Marelli & C., S.A. corporateBody
associatedWith Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, 1901-1989. person
associatedWith India-America Conference (1949 : New Delhi, India). corporateBody
associatedWith Indonesian International Trade Fair 1955 : Djkarta, Indonesia). corporateBody
associatedWith Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha. corporateBody
associatedWith National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Onassis, Aristotle Socrates, 1906-1975. person
associatedWith Pakenham, Compton, 1893?-1957. person
associatedWith Pekan Raya Ekonomi Internasional di Djkarta 1955). corporateBody
associatedWith Teikoku Hoteru. corporateBody
associatedWith Tokyo International Trade Fair 1955). corporateBody
associatedWith Westinghouse Electric Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Westinghouse Electric International Company. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Soviet Union
Cement plants
Economic development projects
Electric industries
Export sales contracts
Foreign trade promotion
International credit
International trade
Kanto Earthquake, Japan, 1923
Trade shows


Birth 1887

Death 1976


Spanish; Castilian,


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