BAILEY, Alexander Hamilton, (1817 - 1874)


BAILEY, Alexander Hamilton, a Representative from New York; born in Minisink, N.Y., August 14, 1817; was graduated from Princeton College in 1837; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice; examiner in chancery of Greene County 1840-1842; justice of the peace of the town of Catskill for four years; member of the State assembly in 1849; judge of Greene County 1851-1855; moved to Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., in 1856 and continued the practice of law; served in the State senate 1861-1864; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Roscoe Conkling; reelected to the Forty-first Congress and served from November 30, 1867, to March 3, 1871; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Forty-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1870; elected judge of the Oneida County Court in 1871 and served until his death in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., April 20, 1874; interment in Rome Cemetery.