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John H. Bailey

John H. Bailey
Full Name: John H. 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) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(5) 34th Legislature - Elected November 3, 1914, oath of office administered to members elect, 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(6) 35th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/9/1917, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(7) 36th Legislature - Member-elect in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 5th, 1918, oath of office administered, 1/14/1919, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(8) 37th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators/Absent, 1/11/1921, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(9) 38th Legislature - List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November Seventh, 1922, oath of office administered, 1/9/1923, p. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(10) 39th Legislature - All 31 Senators were elected on November 4, 1924, per Secretary of State, oath of office administered, 1/13/1925, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(11) 40th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/11/1927, p. 1. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 38th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, "On Members of the Senate," pp. 325-326. Senate Journal .


Other Resources

  • "Rites for Former State Senator Be Held in Capitol," 8/30/1940, p. 2. Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light .
  • Obituary, "Austin Rites Slated for John H. Bailey, Former State Senator," 8/29/1940, p. 6. Dallas Morning News .
  • John Haywood Bailey, birth date 9/22/1864 in Sussex County, Virginia. Parents Luther R. and Mary E. Bailey. FamilySearch . Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900
  • Senator John H. Bailey, birth date 9/22/1864 in Sussex County, Virginia; death date 8/27/1940 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • 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," The Houston Post, 3/22/1917, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • "John H. Bailey Dies," 8/29/1940, p. 10A. San Antonio Express .
  • Memorial, October 1940, p. 467. John Heywood Bailey. "In recognition of Senator Bailey's long service to Texas' government, officials arranged for his body to lay in state in the Senate Chamber for two hours August 30." Texas Bar Journal .
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - John T. Bailey, postoffice Cuero, DeWitt county, nativity Virginia, age 57, years in Texas 34, lawyer, Democrat, Served in former sessions 24th, 25th, 26th House, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th Senate. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • 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, John H. Bailey, pp. 65-66. Born 9/24/1865 in Hilda, Sussex County, Virginia. Parents Luther R. and Mary E. Bailey of Petersburg, Virginia. 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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