BAILEY, Joseph Weldon, Jr.

1892–1943

Biography

BAILEY, Joseph Weldon, Jr., (son of Joseph Weldon Bailey), a Representative from Texas; born in Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., December 15, 1892; attended the public schools in Gainesville, Tex., and Washington, D.C.; graduated from Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1915; graduated from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1919; United States Army, 1917-1919; lawyer, private practice; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate; United State Marine Corps, 1942-1943; died on July 17, 1943, in Gainesville, Tex.; interment in Gainesville Cemetery, Gainesville, Tex.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: 1910. 20 letters in the Thomas S. Henderson papers. Relate primarily to Texas Legislature's investigation of Bailey. Finding aid in repository.
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