(1773-1853) a U.S. Representative was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island on May 1, 1773. He attended the common schools and was graduated from Brown University in 1794, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began his practice in Wiscasset in 1798.
A presidential elector on the Federalist ticket in 1808, a member of the general court 1811-1814, and a Judge of Probate 1816-1834, Bailey was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837), but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836.
He was collector of customs at Wiscasset from 1849 to 1853. Bailey died in Wiscasset on July 6, 1853, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
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