Judges Joseph P. Baker, Ted Coleman and W. Rogers Turner -- each well-known because of their judicial duration -- have packed up their chambers at the Orange County Courthouse and retired.
, 66, spent 25 years as a judge in Orlando and was considered one of the courthouse's reigning intellectuals.He said being a judge for so long offered many rewards but required a fair amount of personal sacrifice as well.
...Baker, who attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania as an undergraduate and the University of Michigan for law school, has enrolled as a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida in the Tampa-based school's philosophy department.
PHOTO: Many memories.Joseph P. Baker, in the Orange County Courthouse, was a judge for 25 years in Orlando.St. Petersburg Times
January 12, 2003 Sunday