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|Birth:||28th May, 1947|
|Death:||8th December, 2009|
C. Edwin Baker (May 28, 1947 – December 8, 2009), the Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, was a leading scholar of constitutional law, communications law, and free speech. Baker was considered one of the country’s foremost authorities  on the First Amendment and on mass media policy. His most recent scholarship focused on the economics of the news business, political philosophy, and jurisprudential questions concerning the egalitarian and libertarian bases of constitutional theory.
Baker was a native of Madisonville, Kentucky. He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and his law degree from Yale University. He was a law and humanities fellow at Harvard University in 1974, a fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Barone Center in 1992, and a Radcliffe fellow there in 2006.
Baker served as a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union and was a professor at the University of Oregon and an assistant professor at the University of Toledo. He joined Penn Law in 1981, and since 2007, held a joint appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication at Penn. He was also a visiting professor at New York University, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, Harvard University, and the University of Texas.
Ed Baker is survived by his sister, Nancy L. Baker, Ph.D., a member of the faculty at Fielding Graduate University. He was predeceased by his parents, Falcon O. Baker, Jr. and Ernestine Magagna Baker.
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