Public Figure Profiles

Gordon Baxter

Gordon Baxter (December 25, 1923 – June 11, 2005), nicknamed Bax, was a well-known Texas radio personality, an author of books and a columnist for newspapers and magazines. He was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, having grown up in Port Arthur where he was born.

He lived near Beaumont during most of his professional years and was probably best known locally as a radio heartland humorist in the Jean Shepherd tradition. He was also known nationally to several generations of pilots who read his columns on the joys of flying in the aviation magazine, Flying.

Baxter was entranced by aviation from childhood. At the age of ten, he paid "a 1933 fortune" of five dollars for his first airplane ride in a Curtiss Condor and was hooked on flying. Despite a slow start in the cockpit and as a writer, by the end of his writing career he had spent more than 25 years with Flying, written 13 books and contributed to a Microsoft CD-ROM title, World of Flight.

During World War II, Baxter joined the Army Air Corps, hoping to be a pilot. Baxter himself noted that his ruination as a military pilot was predicted in high school by a math teacher who told Gordon that he spent too much time dreaming and drawing airplanes and not enough time studying. In the Army Air Corps, he trained in a Stearman. He entered the Merchant Marine as an officer, but after his ship was sunk in the South Pacific, he became a turret gunner in B-17s. Once there, he became a sharpshooter in every turret position. It was only after World War II that he succeeded in soloing in a Luscombe, eventually becoming an active pilot in the late 1950s.

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Some of their strengths

Gordon Baxter has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Caring, Loyal, Optimistic, Intuitive, Imaginative, Compassionate, and Intellectual.

Smart and Hardworking

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Gordon Baxter is someone who is a smart, hardworking, reliable, and loyal person, who is detail-oriented and orderly, but also generous and optimistic. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Gordon Baxter well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Gordon Baxter as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Gordon Baxter is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is altruistic, tolerant, and sophisticated, and who tends to be a perfectionist who is always working to try and make everything and everyone better.

Patient and Perseverent

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Gordon Baxter tends to be someone who is patient, faithful, hardworking and persistent, and who wants to achieve a lot in life. Who tends to be rather private when it comes to expressing feelings, enjoys being independent and self-sufficient, and who is not afraid of any obstacle.

Some of Gordon Baxter's challenges

While Gordon Baxter has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Gordon Baxter can be Selfish, Suspicious, Stubborn, Emotional, Standoffish, Rebellious, and Emotionally Distant.

Suspicious and Stubborn

One of Gordon Baxter's key challenges is that they are someone who can be suspicious and stubborn.

Callous and Selfish

Gordon Baxter is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Callous and Stubborn

Finally, Gordon Baxter also can come across as cold and unemotional, be too dismissive of others' opinions, and be overly suspicious, selfish and crafty.

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