(Extensions of Remarks - March 15, 2006)

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[Congressional Record Volume 152, Number 33 (Wednesday, March 15, 2006)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E365]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                      TRIBUTE TO DR. WILLIAM BAKER


                            HON. IKE SKELTON

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, March 15, 2006

  Mr. SKELTON. Mr. Speaker, let me take this opportunity to recognize 
the many achievements of Dr. William Allen Baker (Pg.D, Ph.D, D.Litt, 
Th.D, Kt.OBE), from Odessa, Missouri, who is an accomplished actor, 
educator, author, and philanthropist.
  Dr. Baker conducted his graduate studies at the University of Hawaii 
at Manoa and at the University College, Wales, United Kingdom. A Rotary 
Foundation International Graduate Fellow, he has earned a Doctorate in 
Theatre History (Ph.D), a Doctor of Letters (D.Litt), a Doctorate in 
Theology (Th.D), and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity (HonDD).
  Previously an Associate Professor and Department Chairman at Avila 
University, Dr. Baker has published several books. His stage and film 
credits include performances in England, France, and Wales. Dr. Baker 
is a member of the Royal Star and Garter, the Royal British Legion, the 
British Society of Ethical Theory, the British Theological Institute, 
the American Biographical Institute, the International Society of 
Philosophers, Franciscans International, the Council for Parliament of 
the World's Religions, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American 
Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
  Dr. Baker has been bestowed several awards and honors including the 
International Peace Prize, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the 
Magistracy Medal of Honor, and the International Professor of the Year 
2005. He has been nominated for the American Medal of Honor for 
contributions to literature, the International Medal of Freedom, and 
International Writer of the Year. Dr. Baker has also been named to the 
BBC Hall of Fame, Top 100 Writers 2005, and Outstanding Intellectuals 
of the 21st Century.
  Mr. Speaker, I wish to extend my congratulations to Dr. Baker for his 
many achievements and wish him luck in all his future endeavors.