Sheldon Baxter (1909 - 1987)

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Carson, Skamania County, Washington

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1909 - In the year that Sheldon Baxter was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

1911 - When he was merely 2 years old, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

1927 - Sheldon was 18 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1945 - By the time he was 36 years old, on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

1987 - In the year of Sheldon Baxter's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Sheldon Baxter died in August 1987 at 78 years old. There is no known cause of death for Sheldon. He was born on April 3, 1909. We are unaware of information about Sheldon's surviving family. We know that Sheldon Baxter had been residing in Carson, Skamania County, Washington.

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