Remembering Howard Baker
“Howard Baker’s distinguished career, as senator and statesman, is a product of his unique capacity to win the confidence and trust of even those with whom he fundamentally disagreed. It was a joy and privilege to work with Howard in establishing the Bipartisan Policy Center.”
“Howard’s reputation as the ‘Great Conciliator’ was well earned. He was a person you could work with. In the Senate, he was able to accomplish so much because he cultivated mutual respect and cooperation with his opponents.”
“Senator Baker’s conciliatory style as majority leader was legendary.
Howard always represented the gold standard for working with others—not against or around them. He acted on the belief that principled cooperation is the key to progress.”
“Senator Baker was a consummate statesman. He always reminded us that to make real progress, you have to build bridges that connect the best ideas from divergent ideologies.”