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Encyclopedia > J. Clifford Baxter
J. Clifford Baxter in an undated publicity photo
J. Clifford Baxter in an undated publicity photo

John Clifford Baxter (September 27, 1958January 25, 2002) was a former Enron Corporation executive who resigned in May 2001. He sold a large quantity of Enron stock during the months prior to Enron bankruptcy. Reportedly, Baxter clashed with CEO Jeffrey Skilling over questionable Enron business practices. Before his death, he had agreed to testify before Congress in the Enron case. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Enron Corporation was an energy company based in Houston, Texas. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Jeffrey Skilling, credit AP Worldwide. ...


Baxter was born in Amityville, New York, and graduated from New York University to join the military, where he became a U.S. Air Force captain from 1980 to 1985. After he left the military, he enrolled at Columbia University, where he received a MBA degree two years later. Amityville is a village in Suffolk County, New York, in the United States. ... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a masters degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. ...

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Alleged suicide

On January 25, 2002, Baxter was found dead in his black Mercedes-Benz in Sugar Land, Texas, shot through the right side of his head with a "Glaser Safety Slug", which at the time was misreported as rat-shot.[1] A revolver was found in his car and a suicide note was found in his wife's car at their home. An autopsy was performed by the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office and the death was initially ruled a suicide; however the death certificate remains unsigned and the case left open.[1] January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Sugar Land is a city located in Fort Bend County, Texas. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Glaser Safety Slug, Inc. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... rEVOLVEr (2004) is the fourth studio album release by Swedish thrash metal band The Haunted. ... Kurt Cobains alleged suicide note. ... Post-mortem, postmortem and post mortem redirect here. ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the willful act of killing oneself. ...


The autopsy documented shards of glass found in Baxter's right shoulder and small, recent abrasions (contaminated by black material) on his left hand (however the body was delivered without the hands being bagged).[2] The autopsy also noted that the wound to Baxter's head measured 7.2 centimeters in the horizontal direction and 4.5 centimeters in the vertical direction.[2]


See also

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External links

  • BBC profile of J. Clifford Baxter
  • http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/04/10/eveningnews/main505845.shtml

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b "The Mysterious Death Of An Enron Exec", CBS News, Apr-10-2002.
  2. ^ a b {{{author}}}, Copy of Baxter Autopsy (with comments), Office of the Medical Examiner of Harris County, 2002-02-15.

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J. Clifford Baxter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (204 words)
John Clifford Baxter (September 27, 1958 – January 25, 2002) was a former Enron Corporation executive who resigned in May 2001.
Baxter was born in Amityville, New York, and graduated from New York University to join the military, where he became an U.S. Air Force captain from 1980 to 1985.
On January 25, 2002, Baxter was found dead in his fl Mercedes-Benz in Sugar Land, Texas, shot through the right side of his head with "rat-shot." A pistol and a suicide note were found in the car.
'Suicide' Baxter Talked About Hiring A Bodyguard (1196 words)
It was only when he broke the window that he discovered the body of J Clifford Baxter, graduate of Columbia Business School, former Enron executive, and now the very recently dead repository of knowledge about what really happened in the biggest corporate scandal in history.
Baxter, concerned about all this, had spoken out in the Enron offices, and then left the firm suddenly last May. And congressional investigations were under way.
Along with the documents shredded by the auditors from Andersen, the testimony of J Clifford Baxter will remain one of the untold mysteries of the Enron affair, however far into the recesses of George W Bush's administration and corporate America it eventually reaches.
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