Jim was an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1946), National Academy of Sciences (1965), American Philosophical Society (1970), and National Academy of Engineering (1979). He was also a member of the American Astronomical Society, the International Astronomical Union, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. He published more than 30 professional papers and received more than 50 U.S. patents.
A friend, a gentleman, a scholar, a patriot of the highest integrity, and a truly inspirational engineer of uniquely difficult and important accomplishments, Dr. James G. Baker will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his four children, Kirby Alan, Dennis Graham, Neal Kenton, and Brenda Sue; and seven grandchildren.
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"James Gilbert Baker."
Memorial Tributes: National Academy of Engineering, Volume 11.
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2007.
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