Joseph Weldon Bailey Edit Profile
He attended public schools in Gainesville and then Washington, D.C. He graduated in 1915 from Princeton University and in 1919 from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia.
He was a lawyer, and maintained a private practice
Bailey was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress, having served from March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1935. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate, a position that his father had held from 1901 to 1913. He lost in a landslide to Tom Connally.
In 1942, following the outbreak of World War II, Bailey received a commission as a captain in the United States Marine Corps. He died at Camp Howze in Gainesville in 1943 shortly after a car accident. He was originally buried in Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville with his father, but he was moved to Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas in 1958 at the request of his widow.
Served as First lieutenant 314th Field Artillery Regiment, World War I. Club: Brook Hollow Golf.
Married Roberta Lewis, November 6, 1924.