For Immediate Release
September 3, 2019

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

ODP Statement on Dr. Isabel Baker’s Passing

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is saddened by the passing of Dr. Isabel Keith Baker, a distinguished scholar, and advocate for education. She served nearly 20 years as a teacher in the Oklahoma public school system and went on to teach at Morehead State University, Oklahoma State University, and Northeastern University where she retired as Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Baker’s achievements and numerous recognitions include Oklahoma Woman’s Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Mother of the Year, OSU’s College of Education Hall of Fame, NSU’s President’s Award for Community Service, Health & Aviation Hall of Fame, NSU Centurion, and the 2019 Carl Albert Award from the Oklahoma Democratic Party.

Dr. Baker touched many lives, and her passing is a great loss to the community. Our condolences go out to Dr. Baker’s son Bill John Baker, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation and to the Baker family.


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