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Pennsylvania State Senate

Joseph Bailey


Session Office Position District Party
1843 1 Democrat
1851 4 Democrat
 Counties   Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Montgomery, Perry


1810 - 1885

Senator Bailey was born in Pennsbury Township, Chester County, Pa., March 18, 1810; attended the common schools; worked as a hatter in Parkersville; served in the state House of Representatives in 1840; member of the state Senate in 1843; moved to Perry County in 1845, becoming a furnace owner; again a member of the 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) where he voted for abolition of slavery; 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.