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Alexander H. Bailey

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Alexander H. Bailey
Bailey, c. 1860-65
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
November 30, 1867 – March 3, 1871
Preceded byRoscoe Conkling
Succeeded byEllis H. Roberts
Member of the New York Senate
from the 19th district
In office
January 1, 1862 – December 31, 1865
Preceded byWilliam H. Ferry
Succeeded bySamuel Campbell
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Greene County, 1st district
In office
January 1, 1849 – December 31, 1849
Preceded byAlexander H. Palmer
Succeeded byAlonzo Greene
Personal details
Alexander Hamilton Bailey

August 14, 1817
Minisink, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 20, 1874 (aged 56)
Rome, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican



Alexander Hamilton Bailey (August 14, 1817 – April 20, 1874) was an American politician, a United States representative and judge from New York.


Bailey was born in Minisink, New York, 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. 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.[1]

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.[2] 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.


Bailey died in Rome, Oneida County, New York, on April 20, 1874. He is interred at Rome Cemetery, Rome, New York.[3]


  1. ^ "Alexander H. Bailey". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Alexander H. Bailey". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Alexander H. Bailey". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 24 July 2013.

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New York State Assembly
Preceded by
Alexander H. Palmer
New York State Assembly
Greene County, 1st District

Succeeded by
Alonzo Greene
New York State Senate
Preceded by New York State Senate
19th District

Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by