Compton O. "Fat" Baker was a lawyer and elected state representative. He was instrumental in founding the Boys & Girls Club of Athens, Georgia. Born August 28, 1910, Baker attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate and law degrees. During his stint in the government, a special chair was constructed for him since he kept breaking the regular chairs. He ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1950 against Herman Talmadge. He died July 23, 1961, and is buried in Jeffersonville, Georgia.