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Howard H. Baker, Jr. was sworn in as the 26th (13th post-WWII) U.S. Ambassador to Japan on June 26, 2001. He presented his credentials to Emperor Akihito on July 5, 2001.

Ambassador Baker served in the United States Senate from 1967 until January of 1985, and as President Reagan's Chief of Staff from February 1987 until July of 1988. He was born in Huntsville, Tennessee on November 15, 1925.


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Howard Baker of Tennessee, put patriotism ahead of politics and kept asking his now-famous question: "What did the president know and when did he know it?
During the Senate Watergate Committee investigation in 1973, one of the toughest inquisitors into Nixon administration wrongdoing was Republican Sen. Howard Baker, the committee's vice chairman. "What did the president know, and when did he know it?
During the Senate Watergate Committee investigation in 1973, one of the toughest inquisitors into Nixon administration wrongdoing was Republican Sen. Howard Baker, the committee's vice chairman. "What did the president know, and when did he know it?
Majority Leader Howard Baker would have called a "riverboat gamble." "You have to come back and make up that money," he said, and there is no guarantee the economy in two years will be strong enough to make that a comfortable prospect.
In his opening statement as the hearings began in mid-May 1973, Republican Sen. Howard Baker announced that he had been initially worried that the hearings would be a partisan witch hunt.
If confirmed by the Senate, Hagerty wouldn't be the first Tennessean to serve as the Japanese ambassador. Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker, R-Tenn., who died in 2014, was ambassador to Japan under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005.
Proponents of this massive tax increased include some ivory tower Republicans who have never had much commitment to smaller government or lower tax burdens, such as Howard Baker and George Schultz. They claim a carbon tax will be "revenue neutral" ...
Carl Bernstein, a previous investigative journalist on Watergate, joined CNN's Anderson Cooper Wednesday night to comment on the ongoing Trump-Russia connection and the leaks coming out of the White House.
At this point, the relevant question hearkens back to the Watergate investigation, when Senator Howard Baker asked the fateful question, "What did the President know and when did he know it?
Senator Howard Baker did not filibuster President Carter's nominees. Senator Bob Dole did not filibuster President Clinton's nominees.
Bernstein might have been able to prod Republicans from the 1970s into doing the right thing. But alas, there are precious few members of the GOP left who have the integrity of a Howard Baker, Lowell Weicker, or Hamilton fish. Today's Republicans know ...
Knoxville will be extra Irish this weekend as St. Patrick's Day celebrations including a parade, a family-friendly fair, live music on the market Square stage and two different charity runs dominate downtown.
The Howard Baker Band were the resident band until 1967. Now Dame Vera is joined by chart-topping British singers on her new compilation album, the 23rd of her career, including Alfie Boe, Alexander Armstrong and Aled Jones.
The Howard Baker Band were the resident band until 1967. Now Dame Vera is joined by chart-topping British singers on her new compilation album, the 23rd of her career, including Alfie Boe, Alexander Armstrong and Aled Jones.
Check-in for the parade will begin at 5 p.m. on Howard Baker Jr. Boulevard in front of the Civic Coliseum parking garage. The parade will step off at 6:45 p.m.
She was nominated by the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy to teach photography to students at Montgomery Village and worked with a group from Vine Middle school through the "women in the Next Generation" program.
Where has he been while a handful of brave souls like former Post Register Editor Dean Miller and former TV journalist Howard Baker have been trying to educate as many people as they could find about news and media literacy? I don't know who Cook ...
When I tell the Senator McKellar story of how Oak Ridge was selected, which was also a favorite story of Senator Howard Baker Jr., who asked me where I got that story after we had conducted an oral history of him in his office in Huntsville, Tenn., up ...
March 15, 1980: US Representative John Anderson demands a recount in the New Hampshire presidential primary, hoping to win at least some local delegates to the party's national convention, but he ends up in worse shape than he started.
The culpability of Donald Trump who hired de-frocked Lt. General Michael Flynn as our National Security Advisor, goes far beyond Sen. Howard Baker's legendary Watergate question of "What did the president know and when did he know it?" After he was ...
Bob Clement is a former congressman and author of "Presidents, Kings, & Convicts: My Journey from the Tennessee Governor's Residence to the Halls of Congress.
Nearly everyone who lived through Watergate or has any familiarity with Tennessee politics knows that Senator Howard Baker uttered those words during the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973.
Michinari Hamaguchi, president of the Japan science and technology Agency, will speak at UT's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy as part of the Howard Baker Memorial Lecture Series. His lecture, "JST as an Innovation Navigator," takes place ...
Beverly J. Davenport, interim president at the University of Cincinnati, speaking in an open forum with faculty and students at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center on campus Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Davenport is the second candidate to visit UTK. Michael ...
Howard Baker played a key role on the Watergate Committee, and Sen. Barry Goldwater and Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott were the ones who finally told Nixon he had to go.
During the Watergate inquiry, Sen. Howard Baker, the Tennessee Republican, soberly raised a question about President Nixon: "What did the president know?
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauds passage of H.R. 375 - To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the "Fred D. Thompson Federal ...
Senator, also known as Howard Baker, is on the verge of releasing his debut EP Tiny Monsters. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and raised in Austin, Texas, Senator was raised in a highly musical family and has been performing from a young age.
Boyd also told AP he wants to follow the examples of President Ronald Reagan, who often socialized with the Democratic speaker of the House, and the late Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee. Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has ...
Boyd also told AP he wants to follow the examples of President Ronald Reagan, who often socialized with the Democratic speaker of the House, and the late Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee. Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has ...
Boyd said wants to follow the examples of President Ronald Reagan, who often socialized with the Democratic speaker of the House, and the late Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee. "Howard Baker said that it's always good to listen to ...
Not in a million years did I ever dream I would be writing my senators and representatives begging them to investigate the president for ties to an enemy of the state as dangerous as Russia.
Howard Baker, R-Tennessee, and Joe Tydings, D-Maryland, worked to pass the Horse Protection Act in 1970, I doubt they imagined then-Baker legislative aide and future U.S.
The Trump administration has been accused of - and denies - using the same tactics to squelch reports of his campaign's ties to Russia.
"Last year, we had a family come in, and they had attended the Howard Baker estate sale," he said, referring to Republican U.S.
Beverly J. Davenport, interim president at the University of Cincinnati, speaking in an open forum with faculty and students at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center on campus Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Davenport is the second candidate to visit UTK. Michael ...
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's news, including revelations about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meeting with the Russian ambassador and the core question of the ...
Sam Ervin, a conservative Democrat from North Carolina, headed a select committee to look into President Nixon and Watergate. The ranking Republican on the committee was Howard Baker from Tennessee. The committee was a model of what Congress ...
Beverly J. Davenport, interim president at the University of Cincinnati, speaking in an open forum with faculty and students at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center on campus Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Davenport is the second candidate to visit UTK. Michael ...
And even if evidence of impeachable offenses emerges, it probably would not sway the weasels Ryan and McConnell, the way it swayed Howard Baker, the pragmatic Senate Minority Leader in the 1970s. But the FBI-CIA investigation of Trump might prompt ...
And even if evidence of impeachable offenses emerges, it probably would not sway the weasles Ryan and McConnell, the way it swayed Howard Baker, the pragmatic Senate Minority Leader in the 1970s. But the FBI-CIA investigation of Trump might prompt ...
Former state Rep. Joe Armstrong, center, arrives Jan. 25, 2017, at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Federal Courthouse with his attorney Gregory P. Isaacs, left, and wife, LeTonia, to face sentencing in federal court for lying on his taxes.
"Free speech is one of the most important topics in America today," said Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and the moderator of Monday's forum at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. "On campus we're ...
With the case now focused on locating the source of the VX, experts from the law enforcement Innovation Center and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy's Institute for Nuclear Security can talk about how the investigation is being conducted ...
And even if evidence of impeachable offenses emerges, it probably would not sway the weasles Ryan and McConnell, the way it swayed Howard Baker, the pragmatic Senate Minority Leader in the 1970s. But the FBI-CIA investigation of Trump might prompt ...
27 in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy. His lecture focused on some of the obstacles he faced in his tenure as UT Chancellor and throughout his lifetime.
Howard Baker, a key figure in those hearings, a "true hero." Bivins worked in the 1980 political campaign of the late Sullivan County schools Superintendent Jimmy Fleming and then went on to work that same year for the GOP presidential campaign of the ...
Marvelene Moore, professor emerita in UT's school of music, will be recognized as this year's Trailblazer Award honoree at 5:30 p.m.
President Ronald Reagan picks Howard Baker as his chief of staff, replacing Don Regan, who resigned over revelations in connection with the Iran-Contra scandal.
Not all that long ago, two Southern senators - Democrat Sam Ervin of North Carolina and Republican Howard Baker of Tennessee - sealed their places as American heroes by putting truth above politics in the Senate Watergate investigation.


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