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James A. Baker, III, Esq.

Baker Botts, LLP

James A. Baker, III, former secretary of state under George H.W. Bush and secretary of the treasury under Ronald Reagan, is a partner in the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP. He maintains offices in Washington, DC, and Houston, TX.

Long active in national politics, James A. Baker, III, led presidential campaigns for Presidents Ford, Reagan, and Bush and served in senior government positions under three presidents, beginning in 1975 as President Gerald Ford's under secretary of commerce. Baker was elected a trustee of HHMI in 1996.