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James Edmund Bailey
|United States Senator
January 19, 1877 – March 3, 1881
|David M. Key
|Howell E. Jackson
|Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
August 15, 1822
Montgomery County, Tennessee
|December 29, 1885
Early life and education
Bailey was born in Montgomery County, Tennessee. He attended the Clarksville Academy and the former University of Nashville.
He was appointed by governor of Tennessee John C. Brown to the Court of Arbitration in 1874.
Bailey was elected by the Tennessee General Assembly as a Democrat to the balance of the unexpired term of the late Andrew Johnson, serving from January 19, 1877 to March 4, 1881. In the 46th Congress, he was chairman of the Senate Committee on Education and Labor. His efforts to effect his reelection were unsuccessful, and upon the expiry of his term he returned to the practice of law in Clarksville.
He died in Clarksville and is buried in that city's Greenwood Cemetery.
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