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Bailey, Joseph Weldon

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Born: 1862 AD
Died: 1929 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician

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US lawyer and Democratic politician.

 

1863 - Born on the 6th of October in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. 

 

1885 - Moved to Gainesville, Texas, and began practicing law.

 

Bailey married Ellen Murray of Oxford, Mississippi. They had two sons.

 

1887 - Chosen leader of the Democratic minority. During his terms in the House, he privileged free silver and opposed expansionism. He also acquired a status as a parliamentary tactician and an orator.

 

1897-1899 - He become House minority leader.

 

1891-1901- Served as Representative from Texas.

 

1901-1913 - Bailey became a United States senator.

 

1906 - Cosmopolitan magazine charged that Bailey was one of the senators who controlled the Senate to protect private interests at the expense of the public.

 

1920 - Bailey returned to Texas and ran for Governor after his defeat, he established a law office in Dallas.

 

1929 - He died on 13th of April.

 

 

 


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