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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