Ralph Berland Baerman (October 4, 1901 - August 1969) was Gerald L.K. Smith's Washington DC contact man who helped him in publishing his weekly Washington DC newsletter. It was simply called The Letter. Baerman's wife Madeline helped in the publication of the newsletter. Smith’s Nationalist News Service was associated with the newsletter project.
In 1941 he published with his co-author Charles Custer Pickert (born Charles Custer Pickett, May 27, 1883) The Way Out for America. The book was issued by the Institute for Christian Economic Action, St. Paul, Minnesota.