Bailey, James Garfield was born on February 22, 1882 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Harriet Orinda (Armstrong) Bailey.
Bachelor of Arts, Colgate, 1905. Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1909.
F. Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1909. Assistant pastor. Lafayette Avenue Church, Brooklyn, New York, 1909-1911. Pastor West Side Church, Englewood, New Jersey, 1911-1919.
Associate field director New Era Movement, Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1919-1923. Director field activities General Council, Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1924-1926. Editor Presbyterian Magazine, since 1926.
Also instructor Union Theological Seminary Young Men’s Christian Association hospital chaplain Camp Merritt, 1918-1919. Home: New York, New York.