Max Baker

Photo:HE (Max) Baker, 1964

HE (Max) Baker, 1964

By Jonathan Blatchford

A Cambridge graduate, HE Baker initially worked in the textile trade. He joined the Partnership in 1934 from Lewis’ Limited as General Manager of the West House of John Lewis, progressing to become Director Buying in 1937.

Following war service in the RAF he rejoined the Partnership in 1946, initially continuing in Buying, and then becoming Director of Selling in 1952 and Director of Trading, Department Stores in 1960. He retired in 1967 but continued to educate senior management trainees about the Partnership.

This page was added by Jonathan Blatchford on 16/09/2014.
Comments about this page

Wonderful to be able to google my grandfather and read about him and his achievements within the John Lewis Partnership all those years ago. Thank you.

By sarah field
On 21/09/2015