Ralph Emerson Bailey Edit Profile
He attended the graded and high schools at Benton. He graduated from the Southeast Missouri Teachers' College (now Southeast Missouri State University) at Cape Girardeau in 1901.
He moved to Bloomfield, Missouri, in 1897. Afterwards took a special course in the University of Missouri. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Bloomfield, Missouri.
He moved to Sikeston, Missouri, in 1910 and continued the practice of law. City attorney in 1912–1914 and again in 1918–1922. Bailey was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1927).
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Sikeston, Missouri. He died in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, April 8, 1948.
He was interred in the City Cemetery, Sikeston, Missouri.
Member 69th Congress (1925-1927), 14th Missouri Dist. Member Board Regents S.E. Missouri State Teachers College.
Married Agnes Williams.