James A. Baker III

Founder at Rice University - James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

James A. Baker III

James A. Baker III

Founder at Rice University - James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

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Career Highlights

United States Department of Commerce
Rice University - James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

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6059

Primary Location

Houston, TX, United States

Number of Boards

25

Birthday

04/30/1930 - Houston, TX, United States

Age

90

Number of Awards

9

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Co-Founder at Albright Capital Management LLC

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Founder at America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth

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Executive Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

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Director of Finance at NRG Energy, Inc.

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Former Vice Chairman, Finance & Administration at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Executive Vice Chair at National Committee on United States-China Relations, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Djerejian Global Consultancies LLP

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Former Vice Chairman & Executive Vice President at The Charles Schwab Corp.

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Treasurer at Louisiana State University Foundation

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Director, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace at Stanford University

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The National Alliance to End Homelessness provides housing facility to homeless. It offers housing first, rapid re-housing, ten essentials, community plan, prevention and diversion solutions. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Education
J.D. with Honors
Class of 1957

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,200 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM). The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

Graduate
Class of 1952

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Attendee

The Hill School prepares students from across the United States and around the world for excellence in school, college, careers, and life. The Hill School combines a challenging liberal arts curriculum with clear moral direction and leadership training in a structured residential community. Dedicated to the development of the minds, bodies, and souls of all Hill students, the School professes not only to describe the world in which they live but also to prescribe the best ways to live. The Hill School's rigorous curriculum is founded firmly on the classical and Judeo-Christian traditions that value refinement of thought and fortification of character to liberate and charge the individual with responsibility to the common good. The Hill School is committed to inculcating those fundamental traditions while developing the practical skills and core knowledge on which further learning must be based, then to leading students to a global perspective on the world and their places in it.

Career History
Lieutenant
Prior

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. Created in 1775, the Marine Corps has been a component of the United States Department of the Navy since 1834, often working closely with naval forces for training, transportation, and logistics.

Attorney
1957 - 1975

Andrews Kurth LLP is a Houston, Texas based international law firm founded by Frank Andrews and U.S. Congressman Thomas Henry Ball in 1902 and later joined by Melvin Kurth in 1913. The firm currently has over 400 attorneys in its offices in major energy, financial, and political centers worldwide, including London, Beijing, Dubai, Dallas, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Houston. The firm is currently led by Bob Jewell as Managing Partner and Thomas Perich as Chairman.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

King Ranch, Inc. engages in ranching and farming operations. It also provides operations to cattle and horse breeding, cultivation of rangeland grasses for livestock, as well as common and specialty turf grasses, cultivation of crops, including cotton, milo, sod, citrus fruits, sugar cane, and vegetables. The company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered Houston, TX.

Co-Chair, Commission on Federal Election Reform
2005 - 2005
Director
1996 - Prior

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of power generation and distribution. It operates through the following segments: Houston Electric Transmission & Distribution (T&D); Indiana Electric Integrated; Natural Gas Distribution; Energy Services; Infrastructure Services; Midstream Investments; and Corporate and Other. The Electric T&D segment offers electric transmission and distribution services. The Indiana Electric Integrated segment includes energy delivery services to electric customers and electric generation assets to serve electric customers and optimize those assets in the wholesale power market. The Natural Gas Distribution segment provides regulated natural gas distribution services. The Energy Services segment offers non-rate regulated natural gas sales to, and transportation and storage services, for commercial and industrial customers. The Infrastructure Services segment focuses on underground pipeline construction and repair services. The Midstream Investments segment consist of the equity method investment in Enable. The Other Operations segment comprises office buildings and other real estate used for business operations and home repair protection plans. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Member of the Advisory Board
Current

Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. The institute ranks 9th among university-affiliated think tanks worldwide, 18th among U.S. think tanks and fourth among energy resource think tanks, according to a 2014 study by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. As an integral part of Rice University, one of the nation's most distinguished institutions of higher education, the Baker Institute has a strong track record of achievement based on the work of its endowed fellows, Rice faculty scholars and staff. Located in Houston, Texas, the nation's fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the United States, as well as a dynamic international business and cultural center, the Baker Institute brings a unique perspective to some of the most important public policy challenges of our time. Key research programs include energy, health, conflict resolution, science and technology, tax and expenditure policy, and Latin America and China studies. The institute collaborates with experts from academia, government, the media, business, and nongovernmental and private organizations. In conjunction with its more than 20 programs, the institute attracts many domestic and foreign leaders who provide their views and insights on major issues. Speakers have included U.S. presidents and cabinet members, world leaders and heads of government, and numerous foreign dignitaries from around the globe. To educate and engage the next generation of leaders, many Baker Institute fellows and scholars teach public policy classes. The institute also offers Rice undergraduates a public policy course, as well as the opportunity to apply for competitive internships in Houston, Washington, D.C., and overseas. Graduate students frequently assist fellows and scholars with their research.

Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Current

Rice University is a comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking and is set in the heart of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The W. M. Keck Foundation is an American charitable foundation supporting scientific, engineering, and medical research in the United States. It was founded in 1954 by William Myron Keck, founder and president of Superior Oil Company (now part of ExxonMobil). The Foundation's trust fund currently has assets in excess of $1 billion.

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$1,000 +
2016

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas Medical Center. MD Anderson was created in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 68 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today. U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" survey has ranked MD Anderson as one of the nation’s top two cancer centers every year since the survey began in 1990.

$1,000 +
2015

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas Medical Center. MD Anderson was created in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 68 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today. U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" survey has ranked MD Anderson as one of the nation’s top two cancer centers every year since the survey began in 1990.

$500 - $999
2014

Eurasia Foundation is a nonprofit company headquartered in Washington, DC. The firm provides solutions to local development challenges.

Political Donations
$2,000
2014

Senior Vice President-American Intercontinental University at Perdoceo Education Corp.

$2,500
2012

Senior Vice President-American Intercontinental University at Perdoceo Education Corp.

$2,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

Advisors
Legal Advisor

Partner at Williams & Connolly LLP

Awards & Honors
2012
Harvard University - Great Negotiator of the Year
2007
Eisenhower Leadership Award
1991
Government of the United States of America - Presidential Medal of Freedom
Creative Works
Author
2006

Work Hard, Study . . . and Keep Out of Politics!

Author

The Politics of Diplomacy

Events
Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2009 Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues to broaden its reach and engage with more people than ever before on ideas that matter. A major focus throughout the Festival, which opens today, is increasing live and on-demand video opportunities for online viewers around the world.

Other Affiliations

James A. Baker III is affiliated with United States Marine Corps, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Executive Office of the President Under Ronald Reagan, Baker Botts LLP, Executive Office of the President Under George H. W. Bush, United Nations Secretariat, Executive Office of the President Under George W. Bush, United States Marine Corps Reserve, United States Department of Commerce, United States Department of State, United States Department of Treasury, Gerald Ford's Campaign for President of the United States, 1976, Ronald Reagan's Campaign for President of the United States, 1984, George H. W. Bush's Campaign for President of the United States, 1980, Rice University - James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Packeteer, Inc., Shomiti Systems, Inc., Neighborhood Centers, Inc., King Ranch, Inc., American University - Center for Democracy and Election Management, CenterPoint Energy, Inc., Electronic Data Systems Corp., Monument Capital Group LLC, Packeteer, Inc., Rice University - James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, W.M. Keck Foundation, Inc., BakerRipley, Partnership for Public Service, Greater Houston Partnership, George and Barbara Bush Foundation, University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Princeton University - Center for Economic Policy Studies, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, The Atlantic Council of the United States, World Justice Project, Eurasia Foundation, Inc., Foundation For Art and Preservation In Embassies, The Johns Hopkins University - American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Senior Living Foundation (SLF) of the American Foreign Service, United States Institute of Peace, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Inc., Texas Heart Institute

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