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Baker, Dorothy Dodds

Kelly Cannon

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Baker, Dorothy Dodds (21 April 1907–17 June 1968), novelist, was born in Missoula, Montana, the daughter of Raymond Branson Dodds, a businessman, and Alice Grady. Dorothy spent much of her childhood years in California, where her father worked in the oil business. She was educated at Occidental College, Whittier College, and the University of California at Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in French in 1929, whereupon she traveled to Paris. Her travels introduced her to Howard Baker, whom she married in 1930; they had two children. At this time she also began work on a novel that with considerable addition and revision would be published some ten years later in 1943 as her second book, ...

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