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Cleveland Monroe BAILEY

(1886-1965)

BAILEY, Cleveland Monroe, a Representative from West Virginia; born on a farm near St. Marys, Pleasants County, W.Va., July 15, 1886; attended the public schools, and West Liberty State College, West Liberty, W.Va.; was graduated from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., in 1908; high school principal at Clarksburg, W.Va., in 1917 and 1918; district supervisor of schools 1919-1922; councilman of Clarksburg, W.Va., 1921-1923; Associated Press editor in Clarksburg, W.Va., 1923-1933; assistant State auditor 1933-1941; State budget director 1941-1944; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; State tax statistician in 1947 and 1948; elected to the Eighty-first and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; was a resident of Clarksburg, W.Va.; died in Charleston, W.Va., July 13, 1965; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Clarksburg, W.Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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