Baker, Harold Brooks Brooks- (1933–2005), publisher, was born Harold Brooks Baker in Washington, DC, USA, on 16 November 1933, the son of Charles Silas Baker (1888–1943), head of the law firm of Baker, Beedy, and Magee, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Lambert. As a child he contracted polio and nearly died; he never recovered from the physical effects of his illness, and in his final years was confined to a wheelchair. For two years he languished in a sanatorium in ...
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