Joseph Bailey (congressman)

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Joseph Bailey
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Preceded byJames T. Hale
Succeeded byAdam J. Glossbrenner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded byBenjamin F. Junkin
Succeeded byAlexander H. Coffroth
Treasurer of Pennsylvania
In office
1854–1855
Preceded byJohn M. Bickel
Succeeded byEli Slifer
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 4th district
In office
1851–1853
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 1st district
In office
1843
Preceded byWilliam A. Crabb
Succeeded byCharles L. Gibbons
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1840
Personal details
Born(1810-04-18)April 18, 1810
Pennsbury Township, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 26, 1885(1885-08-26) (aged 75)
Political partyDemocratic

Joseph Bailey (March 18, 1810 – August 26, 1885) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district from 1861 to 1863 and for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district from 1863 to 1865.

He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 1st district from 1843 to 1844 and the 4th district from 1851 to 1853. He served as Pennsylvania State Treasurer from 1854 to 1855 and as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1840 to 1841.

Early life and education[edit]

Joseph Bailey was born in Pennsbury Township, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools, and worked as a hatter in Parkersville, Pennsylvania.[1]

Career[edit]

He served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1840. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 1st district from 1843 to 1844. In 1845, he moved to Perry County, Pennsylvania to become a furnace owner. He was elected again to the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 4th district and served from 1851 to 1853. He served as State Treasurer of Pennsylvania in 1854. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1860.

Baily was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1872.[1]

He died at Bailey Station, Pennsylvania in 1885 and is interred in Bloomfield Cemetery in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joseph Bailey". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Joseph Baily". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 13 January 2019.

Sources[edit]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1840
Succeeded by
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
William A. Crabb
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 1st district
1843
Succeeded by
Charles L. Gibbons
Preceded by
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 4th district
1851-1853
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin F. Junkin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

1861–1863
Succeeded by
Alexander H. Coffroth
Preceded by
James T. Hale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

1863–1865
Succeeded by
Adam J. Glossbrenner
Political offices
Preceded by
John M. Bickel
Treasurer of Pennsylvania
1854–1855
Succeeded by
Eli Slifer