Virgil Baker died January 13, 2006 in Port Angeles, Washington at the age of ninety-one. He was born April 24, 1914 in North Platte, Nebraska.
Baker earned his bachelor’s (1936) and master’s (1940) in geography from the University of Nebraska, and a PhD in geography (1954) from the University of Utah. Though he taught at Bowling Green, Westminster, and Fresno State College, Baker spent the bulk of his career teaching at Arizona State University (1954-61 and 1966-78).
He was trained as a physical geographer.
Virgil Baker (Necrology). 2006. AAG Newsletter 41(4): 11.