DALLAS (AP) - Former Texas Supreme Court Justice James A. Baker
K&L Gates managing partner Craig Budner said Baker, who had been
battling cancer, died in his sleep Sunday afternoon.
Then-Gov. George W. Bush appointed Baker to the Texas Supreme
Court in 1995. Baker was elected to a full six-year term the next
year. Before serving on the Supreme Court, Baker served from 1986
to 1995 on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas.
Baker was a partner at K&L Gates' Dallas office, working on
appellate matters, arbitration and mediation.
Baker earned his bachelor's degree and his law degree from
Southern Methodist University.
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