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Francis BAYLIES

(1783-1852)

BAYLIES, Francis, (brother of William Baylies), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Taunton, Mass., October 16, 1783; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Taunton, Mass.; register of probate for Bristol County 1812-1820; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress; elected as a Federalist to the Seventeenth Congress, a Jackson Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress, and a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1827); unsuccessful candidate in 1827 for reelection to the Twentieth Congress; member of the State house of representatives 1827-1832; United States Chargé d’Affaires to Argentina, 1832; again elected to the State house of representatives in 1835; engaged in literary pursuits; died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., October 28, 1852; interment in the Old Plain Cemetery.

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

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