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Charlie Baker's Biography

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Full Name:

Charles 'Charlie' D. Baker




Wife: Lauren; 3 Children: Charlie, AJ, Caroline

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Elmira, NY

Home City:

Swampscott, MA



MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, 1986

Graduated, English, Harvard College, 1979

Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2014-2023

Candidate, Governor of Massachusetts, 2010, 2018

Former Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Corporate Communications Director, Massachusetts High Technology Council

Media Relations Director, New England Council

Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA), 1998-1999

Secretary of Administration and Finance, Weld/Cellucci Administration, State of Massachusetts, 1994-1998

Undersecretary for Health/Secretary of Health and Human Services, Weld/Cellucci Administration, State of Massachusetts, 1991-1994

Founder, Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 1988-1991

Member, Swampscott School Building Committee

Favorite Book:

"We Were Soldiers Once and Young"
"Flags of our Fathers"
"The One Thing Worth Dying For"
"Team of Rivals"
"The Social Transformation of American Medicine"
"A Prayer for the City"
"The Polar Express"
"The Littlest Angel"
"Why The Chimes Rang"

Favorite Movie:

"Glory," "Braveheart," "Animal House," "Taking Chance," "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy," "Pirates of the Carribean," "Hoosiers," "Remember The Titans," "Major League," "The Terminator," "Breaker Morant," "The Untouchables," "The Incredibles," "Finding Nemo," "The Iron Giant," and "Mulan."

Favorite Musician:

Dropkick Murphys, Linkin Park, Green Day, and Blink 182. Loud bands from the 70s and 80s -- Aerosmith, AC/DC, The Clash, The Ramones, The Who, Journey, Def Leppard, and Meatloaf.

Favorite Quote:

"See if you can guess what I am now…"
"It's not really a code -- more like guidelines…"
"Not one more yard…"
"I'll be back…"

Favorite TV Shows:

"Friday Night Lights," "Bones," "Burn Notice," "Monk," "Glee," "24," "Hill Street Blues," and "NYPD Blue."