John Miller BAER, Congress, ND (1886-1970)


BAER, John Miller, a Representative from North Dakota; born at Black Creek, Outagamie County, Wis., March 29, 1886; attended the public schools; was graduated from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis., in 1909; moved to Beach, Golden Valley County, N.Dak., in 1909; engaged as a civil engineer and in agricultural pursuits 1909-1915; also furnished cartoons and articles to newspapers 1909-1917; postmaster of Beach, N.Dak., 1909-1915; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Henry T. Helgesen, and reelected to the succeeding Congress (July 20, 1917-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-seventh Congress in 1920; resumed activities as a cartoonist and journalist; died in Washington, D.C., February 18, 1970; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.


Reid, Bill G. âJohn Miller Baer: Nonpartisan League Cartoonist and Congressman.â North Dakota History 44 (Winter 1977): 4-13.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present