Sir Richard Baker (1568 - February 18, 1645), author of the Chronicle of the Kings of England and other works, was probably born at Sissinghurst in Kent, the grandson of Sir John Baker, the first Chancellor of the Exchequer. He entered Hart Hall, Oxford, as a commoner in 1584. He left the university without taking a degree, studied law in London and afterwards travelled in mainland Europe.
Richard Hugh Baker (born May 22 1948), a American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1987, representing the 6th District of Louisiana (http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/preview/congdist/la06_109.gif map). The district is based in the state capital, Baton Rouge, and includes much of that city's metropolitan area.
Richard Baker (born May 29, 1974, Edinburgh) was the youngest sitting member of the Scottish Parliament when elected. A member of the Labour Party, he was elected as a list member for North East Scotland at the 2003 election.
Richard Baker (full name L. Richard Baker III) is an American author and a game designer who has worked on many Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings.
Richard Baker is a British broadcaster, born in Willesden on 15 June 1925 and best known as newsreader for the BBC News from 1954 to 1982. He was a contemporary of Kenneth Kendall and Robert Dougall and was the first person to read the BBC Television News (in voiceover) in 1954.
Richard Baker (b.1972) is a British composer and conductor, known equally for his own highly charged and distinctive music and for his performances of contemporary music, especially the music of his contemporaries in the UK.
Sir Richard Chaffey Baker (22 June 1842 – 18 March 1911) was an Australian politician. A barrister by trade, he embarked on a successful career in colonial politics, serving as state attorney-general and President of the Legislative Council before switching to federal politics after federation. He served as the inaugural President of the Senate from 1901 to 1906.
Richard Baker (July 1,1960-October 27,2006) was an American comedian and actor. Early in his life, his sincere love of Football led him to attend college with aspirations of going professional. However, a college friend convinced Baker to try his hand at comedy.