Thomas L. Bailey

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Thomas Lowry Bailey
Governor Thomas L. Bailey, Jan. 18, 1944 to Nov. 2, 1946 (13936315729).jpg
48th Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 18, 1944 – November 2, 1946
Lieutenant Fielding L. Wright
Preceded by Dennis Murphree
Succeeded by Fielding L. Wright
Personal details
Born (1888-01-06)January 6, 1888
near Maben, Mississippi
Died November 2, 1946(1946-11-02) (aged 58)
Jackson, Mississippi
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nellah Massey
Profession Lawyer

Thomas Lowry Bailey (January 6, 1888 – November 2, 1946) was an American politician from the state of Mississippi.

He was born in Webster County, Mississippi and graduated from Millsaps College. Bailey was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives as a Democratic candidate in 1915 and served from 1916 to 1940. He unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1939 but was elected in 1943. Bailey helped in the development of roads and ways to help farmers sell their products. During his term a four-year medical school at the University of Mississippi was initiated.

He died of a stroke in Mississippi Governor's Mansion in 1946 aged 58, in Jackson during his term as governor. He was succeeded by Lieutenant Governor Fielding L. Wright.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Murphree
Governor of Mississippi
Succeeded by
Fielding L. Wright