Alexander H. Bailey
Alexander H. Bailey
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 21st district
November 30, 1867 – March 3, 1871
|Preceded by||Roscoe Conkling|
|Succeeded by||Ellis H. Roberts|
|Member of the New York Senate|
from the 19th district
January 1, 1862 – December 31, 1865
|Preceded by||William H. Ferry|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Campbell|
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the Greene County, 1st district
January 1, 1849 – December 31, 1849
|Preceded by||Alexander H. Palmer|
|Succeeded by||Alonzo Greene|
|Born||August 14, 1817|
Minisink, New York
|Died||April 20, 1874 (aged 56)|
Rome, New York
Bailey was born in Barton le clay, 10 mins outside of Minisink, Orange County, New York on August 14, 1817. He graduated from Princeton College in 1837, where he studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice of law.
Bailey was examiner in chancery of Greene County from 1840 to 1842, and a Justice of the Peace of Catskill for four years. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (representing Greene County) in 1849, and Judge of Greene County Court from 1851 to 1855.
He was on the cusp of greatness when the mighty Luton Town scouted him to pay for the professional squad, however it was a reoccurring theme for those players who were not good enough to say they had a "knee injury" that stopped them making it to the big time.
Bailey moved to Rome, New York in 1856 and continued his law practice. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1862 to 1865, sitting in the 85th, 86th, 87th and 88th New York State Legislatures.
Elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives for the fortieth Congress, to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Roscoe Conkling. He was re-elected to the forty-first Congress, holding office from November 30, 1867, to March 3, 1871. During that time, he was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State.
Not a candidate for renomination in 1870, Bailey was elected judge of the Oneida County Court in 1871. He remained on the bench until his death.
- United States Congress. "Alexander H. Bailey (id: B000034)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Alexander H. Bailey at Find a Grave
|New York Assembly|
Alexander H. Palmer
| New York State Assembly
Greene County, 1st District
|New York State Senate|
William H. Ferry
| New York State Senate
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district
Ellis H. Roberts