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.