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Joseph BAILEY

(1810-1885)

BAILEY, Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pennsbury Township, Chester County, Pa., March 18, 1810; attended the common schools; learned the trade of a hatter, which he carried on in Parkersville; served in the State house of representatives in 1840; member of the State senate in 1843; moved to Perry County in 1845; again a member of the State senate 1851-1853; State treasurer of Pennsylvania in 1854; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1860; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865); member of the State constitutional convention in 1872; died at Bailey Station, Perry County, Pa., on August 26, 1885; interment in Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield, Pa.

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

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