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Electa Moore Baker

Born on 11-9-1918. She was born in Ardmore, OK.
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Electa Moore-Baker was born November 9, 1918 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Wallace and Katie Moore. She is one of eight children. She attended Dunbar Elementary school and graduate from Douglass High School in 1937. She attended Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma, and graduated in 1941 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. She did graduate studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Oklahoma University, Norman, Oklahoma; and Southeastern State University, Durant, Oklahoma.

She is a member of the Oklahoma Education and National Education Association, the local Carter County Retired Teachers Association and the AARP. She was a member of the Coterie Club and the Art and Improvement Club of Ardmore, and many other organizations. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association.

Mrs. Baker taught school in Colbert and Enid, Oklahoma, one year each, before she was employed by the Board of the Ardmore City Schools where she remained until her retirement. After retirement she became active in several community organizations.

Mrs. Baker has received many awards for her accomplishments. She was inducted into the H.F.V. Wilson Community Center Hall of Fame in 1999. As a board member of the Community Center, she served over twenty-five years as secretary. She received an award from the local AARP, and the Carter County Retired Teacher's Association for her service as an officer over a period of several years. She is a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Persons organization, and has the honor of being in the top ten for number of hours given each year for service to the community.

She is a life-long member of the First Baptist Church of Ardmore, Oklahoma where she served as Sunday school teacher and minister of music for over fifty years.

She was nominated to received AARP Oklahoma's 2006 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association's most prestigious and visible Volunteer award for community service.