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John Mosher BAILEY

(1838-1916)

BAILEY, John Mosher, a Representative from New York; born in Bethlehem, N.Y., August 24, 1838; attended the public schools, and Hudson River Institute at Claverack, N.Y.; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1861; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a first lieutenant and adjutant of the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and served in the Department of the Gulf in 1862; graduated from the Albany Law School in 1864; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Albany, N.Y.; assistant district attorney of Albany County 1865-1867; collector of internal revenue 1871-1874; district attorney of Albany County 1874-1877; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Terence J. Quinn; reelected to the Forty-sixth Congress and served from November 5, 1878, to March 3, 1881; was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; United States consul to Hamburg, Germany, by appointment of President Garfield 1881-1885; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; appointed by President Harrison as surveyor of customs at Albany, N.Y., 1889-1894; resumed the practice of law; died in Albany, N.Y., February 21, 1916; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Bethlehem, N.Y.

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

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