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James W. BAILEY, American Legion.


BAILEY, James W. was born on March 30, 1890 in Cold Spring, New York, United States. Son of James E. and Louise (Wilson) Bailey.


Haldane High School, Cold Spring, New York. New York Law School, Bachelor of Laws, 1915.


M. MeClary, July 28, 1926, Cold Spring. New York Children, Alice Adela and Janet MeClary. Village Counsel, Cold Spring, New York, 1916-1917.

Enlisted United States Navy, 1917. Commander Ensign, 1917. Engaged on convoy duty aboard United States Ship Wenonah in Mediterranean, 1917-1918.

Reported to Bureau, Steam Engineering, Washington, District of Columbia, 1918. Promoted Lieutenant, (j. g.), 1918. Discharged 1919. Chief Attorney and Association.


Member, Board of Contract Adjustment, War Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1919-1920. Resumed practice of law at Cold Spring, and New York City, 1920. Elected List. Attorney, Putnam Company, 1921, re-elected 1924 and 1927.

Elected Company Judge and Surrogate, Putnam Company, since 1929. Member of American Legion. F. and Master of Arts.

Highland Chapter Northern 52 Royal Arch Mason. Hudson River Commandery Knight Templar. Putnam Company Chamber of Commerce (Trustee).

Cold Spring Mechanical Engineer Church (Trustee). Masons 1930 appointed District Deputy Grand Master of first Westchester-Putnam District by Charles H. Johnson, Grand Master of Masons of State of New York.


Spouse Minola.