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Lawyer , Patent attorney , Property manager

Ray Vernon Bailey, American Lawyer, patent attorney, property manager. Bar: Iowa, 1937, Illinois, 1938. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American.


Bailey, Ray Vernon was born on December 14, 1913 in Royal, Iowa, United States. Son of George Lewis and Marie (Albers) Bailey.


Bachelor cum laude, State University Iowa, 1935; Juris Doctor cum laude, State University Iowa, 1937.


Research patent counsel, United States Gypsum Company, Chicago, 1937-1939; associate, Home State Bank, Royal, 1940; partner, Dick, Bailey & Fletcher, also Dick and Bailey, Des Moines, 1941-1942; investigator, United States Civil Service Commission, 1942-1943; patent adviser, Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal, 1943-1945; property management, legal and patent work, Clarion, Iowa., 1945-1974; property management, legal and patent work, Millers Bay, Milford, Iowa., since 1974. Participant World Peace Through Law Center Confs., Madrid 1979, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1981, Cairo 1983, Berlin 1985, Seoul, Korea, 1987 (member panel on real estate law), People to People's 6th Worldwide Conference, Aalborg, Denmark 1984. Board directors, past president Okoboji Protective Association.

Owner Century Farm.


  • Bar: Iowa, 1937, Illinois, 1938.


  • Other Work

    • Author papers in field.


Past member Iowa House Representatives, past member ethics committee, departmental rules review committee, banking laws revision committee, finance subcommittee Iowa Higher Education Task Force. Member Paxx World Foundation-Peace Links Peace Mission to Jordan and Israel, 1989. Member executive board Prairie Gold council Boy Scouts American.

Member Iowa Board Regents, 1969-1981, past chairman banking committee. Member Iowa College Aid Commission, 1971-1981. Past board directors Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation, also past chairman bylaws committee past member alumni council University Iowa.

Past chairman public affairs committee Wright County Extension Council, past president Clarion Development Commission. Past member University Iowa Research Foundation, State of Iowa Committee on Mental Hygiene. Member People to People Higher Education Administrators Delaware to People's Republic of China, 1978.

Member planning and goals committee World Peace Through Law Center, National Committee Iowa Endowment 2000 campaign. Board directors Iowans for Tax Relief, University Iowa Research Foundation. Past member, past chairman Iowa Campaign Finance Disclosure Commission.

Sponsor University Iowa College of Law Faculty Library Lounge. Participant International Federation University Women conference, Helsinki, Finland, 1989. Member American Bar Association (patent legis, committee), Iowa Bar Association (chairman patent committee, past member committee on patent, trademark and copyright law section), Wright County Bar Association, Dickinson County Bar Association, State University Iowa Alumni Association (past president Clarion chapter), Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association (past board directors), Dickinson County Taxpayers Association (board directors), University Iowa Parents Association (past president), Dickinson County Corn Growers Association (past board directors), Northwest Iowa/Southwest Minnesota United States Highway 71 Association (representative City of Wahpeton), University Iowa President's Club, Iowa State University Order of the Knoll, Lions.


Married Velda Maxine Sheldon, June 18, 1938. Children— Theron Sheldon, George Bryan.

George Lewis Bailey

Marie (Albers) Bailey

Velda Maxine Sheldon

Theron Sheldon Bailey

George Bryan Bailey