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Joseph Bailey (March 18, 1810 – August 26, 1885) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Joseph Bailey was born in Pennsbury Township, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools, and learned the trade of a hatter, which he carried on in Parkersville, Pennsylvania. He served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1840. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1843. He moved to Perry County, Pennsylvania, in 1845. He was again a member of the State Senate from 1851 to 1853. He served as State Treasurer of Pennsylvania in 1854. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1860.

Baily was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1872. He died at Bailey Station, Pennsylvania in 1885. Interment in Bloomfield Cemetery in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin F. Junkin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

1861 - 1863
Succeeded by
Alexander H. Coffroth
Preceded by
James T. Hale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

1863 - 1865
Succeeded by
Adam J. Glossbrenner


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