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BAILEY, Warren Worth

BAILEY, Warren Worth
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BAILEY, Warren Worth, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Winchester, Hendricks County, Ind., January 8, 1855; moved to Illinois with his parents, who settled in Edgar County in 1863; attended the country schools; became a telegrapher, at which he worked until 1875, when he joined the Kansas (Ill.) News and learned the printing trade; engaged in the publishing business with his brother at Carlisle, Ind., in 1877; subsequently they purchased the Vincennes News, which they published until 1887; moved to Chicago in 1887 and became a member of the staff of the Daily News and later of the Evening Mail; moved to Johnstown, Pa., in 1893 and published the Daily Democrat, devoted to the single-tax principle; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; delegate at large to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1917); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Sixty-third Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Sixty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress and for election in 1920, 1922, and 1926 to the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, and Seventieth Congresses, respectively; unsuccessfully contested the election of Anderson H. Walters to the Sixty-ninth Congress; resumed journalism in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., where he died November 9, 1928; interment in Grandview Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Princeton University Libraries

Princeton, NJ
Papers: ca. 1860-1928, 6.14 cubic feet. The papers contain Warren Worth Bailey's correspondence with various political figures, family, and friends and material concerning the Bailey Bill for the extension of free mail service (1913-1914), war tax matters, and the Johnstown, Pa., flood of 1889. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Elections No. 2. Bailey v. Walters election contest, twentieth district of Pennsylvania. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1926.

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