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John Heywood Bailey

John H. Bailey
Full Name: John Heywood Bailey
Birth date: September 22, 1864
Death date: August 27, 1940

Terms of Service

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1924 due to redistricting. Act approved 1921 and effective Apr. 1, 1924, 37th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 60, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat - "Announcements: For State Senator," 7/30/1913, p. 2. John H. Bailey, of Cuero, is a candidate for state senator at election to be held Tuesday, 8/5/1913, "subject to the Democratic primaries, if any are held." Daily Advocate (Victoria, Texas) .
(3) John H. Bailey, in special election 8/5/1913, sworn 8/11/1913, succeeded William O. Murray, resigned 7/15/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 40th Legislature - 1/11/1927, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal .
(5) 34th Legislature - 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2, listed as elected on November 3, 1914. Senate Journal .
(6) 35th Legislature - 1/9/1917, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal .
(7) 36th Legislature - 1/14/1919, pp. 1-2, listed as "member-elect" in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 5th, 1918. Senate Journal .
(8) 37th Legislature - 1/11/1921, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators/Absent. Senate Journal .
(9) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(10) 38th Legislature - 1/9/1923, p. 1-2, List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November Seventh, 1922. Senate Journal .
(11) 39th Legislature - 1/13/1925, p. 1, shows all 31 Senators were elected on 11/4/1924. Senate Journal .
(12) John T. Bailey. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • "Rites for Former State Senator Be Held in Capitol," 8/30/1940, p. 2. Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light .
  • Mentioned in FANNIN BATTLEGROUND STATE HISTORIC SITE. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • John Halifax Bailey of Cuero. Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," 3/22/1917, p. 6. Houston Post .
  • "John H. Bailey Dies," 8/29/1940, p. 10A. San Antonio Express .
  • Memorial, October 1940, p. 467. John Heywood Bailey. In honor of his lengthy service, the body of Senator Bailey lay in state in the Senate Chamber for two hours on August 30, 1940. Texas Bar Journal .
  • Frequent newspaper references are made to Senator Bailey using the title "Dean of the Senate." See Austin Daily Statesman, March 20, 1925, p.10, col.7 and January 10, 1927, p.1, col.4, and San Antonio Express, February 2, 1927, p.6, col.7. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate' 2002.
  • Bailey, John H. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • "Former State Solon is Buried in Austin," 9/1/1940, p. 7. Valley Star-Morning Herald (Harlingen, McAllen, Brownsville, Texas) .

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