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Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941

Autore: Kate Sayen Kirkland
Editore: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2012.
Serie: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Captain James A. Baker, Houston lawyer, banker, and businessman, received an alarming telegram on September 23, 1900: his elderly millionaire client William Marsh Rice had died unexpectedly in New York City. Baker rushed to New York, where he unraveled a plot to murder Rice and plunder his estate. Working tirelessly with local authorities, Baker saved Rice's fortune from more than one hundred claimants; he  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Kirkland, Kate Sayen, 1944-
Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011053004
(OCoLC)771425999
Persona incaricata: James Addison Baker; James Addison Baker
Tipo materiale: Biography, Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Kate Sayen Kirkland
ISBN: 9781603447973 1603447970 1283584328 9781283584326
Numero OCLC: 810931636
Descrizione: 1 online resource (xiv, 435 pages) : illustrations
Contenuti: Family roots --
Baker, Botts & Baker --
On trial --
Fulfilling the trust --
Building institutions --
Citizen and patriot --
Leader of men --
Final passages.
Titolo della serie: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsabilità: Kate Sayen Kirkland ; foreword by James A. Baker III.

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Captain James A. Baker, Houston lawyer, banker, and businessman, received an alarming telegram on September 23, 1900: his elderly millionaire client William Marsh Rice had died unexpectedly in New York City. Baker rushed to New York, where he unraveled a plot to murder Rice and plunder his estate. Working tirelessly with local authorities, Baker saved Rice's fortune from more than one hundred claimants; he championed the wishes of his deceased client and founded Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art-today's internationally acclaimed Rice University. For fifty years Captain Baker nurtured Rice's dream. He partnered with leading lawyers to create Houston's first nationally recognized law firm: Baker, Botts, Lovett & Parker, now the worldwide legal practice of Baker Botts L.L.P. He chartered several Houston businesses and utility companies, developed two major regional banks, promoted real estate projects, and led an active civic life. To expand the Institute's endowment, Baker invested William Marsh Rice's fortune with local entrepreneurs, who were building homes, office towers, commercial enterprises, and institutions that transformed Houston from a small town in the nineteenth century to an international powerhouse in the twenty-first century. Author Kate Sayen Kirkland explored the archival records of Baker and his family and firm and carefully mined the archives of Baker's contemporaries. Published as part of Rice University's centennial celebration, Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941 weaves together the history of Houston and the story of an influential man who labored all his life to make Houston a world-class city.

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