William Baylies

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William Baylies
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Charles Turner, Jr.
Succeeded by John W. Hulbert
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Preceded by Henry A. S. Dearborn
Succeeded by Nathaniel B. Borden
Personal details
Born September 15, 1776
Dighton, Massachusetts
Died September 27, 1865(1865-09-27) (aged 89)
Taunton, Massachusetts
Resting place Dighton Town Cemetery
Dighton, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist,
Jackson Federalist,
Anti-Jacksonian
Alma mater Brown University

William Baylies (September 15, 1776 – September 27, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, and brother of congressman Francis Baylies. His great-grandfather was Thomas Baylies, an ironmaster from Coalbrookdale, England, who emigrated to Boston in 1737.

Baylies was born in Dighton, Massachusetts, in 1776, the son of Dr. William Baylies (1742–1826).[1] He graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1795 where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Bridgewater (west parish) in 1799 and served as member of the State house of representatives in 1808, 1809, 1812, 1813, 1820, and 1821 and in the State Senate in 1825, 1826, 1830, and 1831.

He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1814.[2]

Baylies was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817). He was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835).

He died in Taunton, Massachusetts, on September 27, 1865. Interment was in Dighton Town Cemetery, Dighton, Massachusetts.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Turner, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Succeeded by
John W. Hulbert
Preceded by
Henry A. S. Dearborn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835
Succeeded by
Nathaniel B. Borden
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate
Succeeded by

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