Thurbert Baker

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In 2010, Baker ran for governor. He was defeated in the Democratic primary by former governor Roy Barnes. [3] [5] Barnes was defeated in the general election, later that year, in a Republican sweep of statewide offices.


Baker was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1952. He grew up with Mike Easley, the former Governor of North Carolina and former Attorney General of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, another former Attorney General of North Carolina and current Governor of North Carolina, and Gregory O. Griffin, the current Chief Legal Counsel for the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. While attending the University of North Carolina, Baker was on the fencing team, and won the 1975 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) individual sabre championship. In 2002, the ACC recognized him as one of the best fencers in its history, naming him to its 50th anniversary fencing team. Baker moved to Georgia in the 1970s to practice law.

Baker and his wife, Catherine, an educator, reside in the Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain. They have two daughters. He is a practicing Baptist and a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.


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  5. AJC: Statewide election results Archived 2010-07-24 at the Wayback Machine
Thurbert Baker
Thurbert Baker (2018).png
46th Attorney General of Georgia
In office
June 1, 1997 January 10, 2011
Legal offices
Preceded by Attorney General of Georgia
Succeeded by