Max Baker

HE (Max) Baker, 1964

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 of 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.

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  • Lovely to share this with my old dad (92) who remembers Max Baker very well from his early days in ‘buying’ after the war.

    By Simon Jarvis (02/10/2019)
  • 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 (17/09/2015)

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