President Biden Nominates Timothy (T.J.) Baker to Serve as Commissioner

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Timothy (T.J.) Baker is currently the Associate General Counsel of the United Mine Workers of America and has been with the Union since 2018.  From 2012 to 2018, he worked for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, first as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Administrative Law Judges in Pittsburgh and then as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Commissioners in Washington, D.C.  He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Washington and Lee University School of Law.  At Washington and Lee, he participated in the third-year Black Lung Clinic, seeking to obtain benefits for miners afflicted with occupational lung disease.  Baker is the son of a coal miner.  He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife Laura and their children, Lydia and Jon.