Arthur W. Baker, member of Sumter County Council, was born on December 13, 1954, in Columbia, South Carolina at Fort Jackson Hospital. He is the son of Arthur W. Baker of Sumter and Edith Edens Baker of Dalzell, SC. He has two sons: Arthur W. Baker, III and Robert Alston Baker.
Eugene (Gene) R. Baten was born on January 25, 1942 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is the sixth and youngest child from the union of Robert A. Baten (Jenkinsville, South Carolina) and Mary E. Cook (Herndon, Virginia).