Born at Black Creek, Wisconsin, Baer attended the public schools. He was graduated from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1909. He moved to Beach, Golden Valley County, N.Dak., in 1909. He engaged as a civil engineer and in agricultural pursuits 1909-1915. Also furnished cartoons and articles to newspapers 1909-1917. Postmaster of Beach, North Dakota from 1909 to 1915.
Baer was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Henry T. Helgesen, and reelected to the succeeding Congress (July 20, 1917-March 3, 1921). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-sixth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-seventh Congress in 1920. He resumed activities as a cartoonist and journalist. He died in Washington, D.C., February 18, 1970. He was interred in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Maryland.
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