John Mosher Bailey
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 16th district
November 5, 1878 – March 3, 1881
|Preceded by||Terence J. Quinn|
|Succeeded by||Michael N. Nolan|
|Born||August 24, 1838|
Bethlehem, New York
|Died||February 21, 1916 (aged 77)|
Albany, New York
|Spouse(s)||Dell L. Hooker Bailey|
|Children||Judson Hooker Bailey Jennie Bailey Bradley|
|Alma mater||Union College, Schenectady, New York|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Rank||first lieutenant adjutant|
|Unit||One Hundred and Seventy-seventh Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Bailey was born in Bethlehem, New York. He attended the public schools, and Hudson River Institute at Claverack, New York. He graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York in 1861. He married Dell L. Hooker on September 21, 1864, and they had two children, Judson Hooker Bailey, and Jennie Bailey Bradley.
During the American Civil War, he entered the Union Army as a first lieutenant and adjutant of the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and served in the Department of the Gulf in 1862. After his service in the war, he graduated from the Albany Law School in 1864 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He commenced practice in Albany, New York. He was the assistant district attorney of Albany County, New York 1865–1867, the collector of internal revenue from 1871 to 1874, and the district attorney of Albany County from 1874 to 1877.
Bailey was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Terence J. Quinn representing the sixteenth district of New York; and was reelected to the Forty-sixth Congress. He served from November 5, 1878, to March 3, 1881, and was not a candidate for renomination in 1880.
After leaving Congress, Bailey was the United States consul to Hamburg, Germany, by appointment of President James Garfield, and served in that capacity from 1881 to 1885. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888 and was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison as surveyor of customs at Albany, New York from 1889 to 1894. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Albany, New York.
- United States Congress. "John Mosher Bailey (id: B000042)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Terence J. Quinn
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 16th congressional district
Michael N. Nolan