Fresno County










Harry Sugg Baker, president of Producers Cotton Oil Company, Fresno, California, was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee, March 1, 1904. He is the son of John Franklin and Lalla Rookh (Sugg) Baker. He was graduated from Oregon State College in 1927 with the B.S.C. degree.

Mr. Baker was associated with the San Joaquin Cotton Oil Company, Bakersfield, California, from 1928 to 1930. In 1930 he became associated with the Producers Cotton Oil Company, Fresno, California, and served as manager of the Helm (California) cotton gin. In 1933 he was appointed field manager, and in 1938 he was elected to the presidency, which position he holds at the present time. Mr. Baker is also president of the Producers Cotton Oil Company of Arizona; Producers Cotton Finance Company; Prodco Warehouse Company and Calflax Company; wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Producers Cotton Oil Company.

Mr. Baker is president and member of the Board of Directors of the Fresno Industrial Site Development Foundation, Inc.; a member of the Board of the National Cotton Council of America and the California Manufacturers Association; a member of the National Cotton seed Products Association, and the Cotton & Cottonseed Advisory Committee, Agricultural Research Administration of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Mr. Baker is a member of the following clubs: Rotary; Sunnyside Country Club and the Executives Club, all of Fresno.

Married on April 2, 1927, to Tina A. Amick. They have two children: Harriet Jane and David Franklin.

Residence: 6219 White Avenue, Fresno, California.

Business address: P.O. Box 1832, Fresno, California.




Transcribed by Joyce Rugeroni.

Source: Eminent Californians 1953, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 461, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.

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