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Baker, John Fleetwood, 1901-1985 (Baronet, civil engineer)



  • Existence: 1901 - 1985


Born 19 March 1901 in Liscard, Cheshire. Educated at Rossall School, Lancashire, and Clare College, Cambridge. He worked initially at the Air Ministry on the structural problems of airships and then a Technical Officer with the Structural Steel Research Committee. From 1933 he was Professor of Engineering at Bristol University and scientific adviser to the Ministry of Home Security, and is credited with designing the Morrison indoor shelter. He was Professor of Mechanical Sciences at Cambridge between 1943 and 1968. In 1928 he married Fiona Mary MacAlister Walker; they had two children. He was knighted in 1961. He died in Cambridge on 9 September 1985.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Speech by John Baker [Baron Baker] given at Rossall School, 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/294
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Comprises single items or small collections, chiefly correspondence, donated to or purchased by Cambridge University Library. Together with a number of items and fragments found in Cambridge University Library books and bindings.

Dates: 1962
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