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Robert Ballard "Bob" Bailey
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1892
Knott County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1957
Arkansas, USA


Robert Ballard (Bob) Bailey was a
prominent attorney and politician.

He served 2 terms in the Ark. Senate
and 3 terms as Lieutenant Governor
of Arkansas.


Bob Bailey was SON to
FATHER - John Marshall
(a Judge)
MOTHER - Mollie (or Mallie) French Bailey


* Kentucky Wesleyan College
* The University of Michigan


Bailey was HUSBAND to
WIFE - Sibyl (Craig) Bailey

They were wed on Dec 25, 1910

He was FATHER to
two children
SON - Robert L. Bailey, Jr.
SON - Craig Bailey


Bailey was admitted to the
Ark Bar in 1912.
In 1914, he ran for
Circuit Clerk as a Democrat.
In 1919, he was elected
Russellville City Attorney.
He also served 1931-35.


In 1922-32, Bailey was elected
to the Ark. Senate.

In 1925, he was named Senate
President Pro Tempore.


In 1936, Bailey was the
Democratic Party nominee
in the race for
Lieutenant Governor and won.
He was re-elected in 1938-40.

From 1937-41, Bob Bailey served
240 days as 'Acting Governor.
Bailey sought to make his
'Acting Governor' periods as
uneventful as possible for
the Arkansas.

Following the 3rd term as Lt. Gov.,
Bailey went back to private
law practice.


Civic Groups membership
* Liberty Loan and Victory Loan
Drives - World War I
* 32nd degree Mason
* Shriner
* Charter member of the
Russellville, Ark. Rotary Club

* Russellville School Board

* First Methodist Church
of Russellville



"To live in hearts
we leave behind
is not to die."

BY - Thomas Campbell


This biography is
humbly presented by
Audrey Burtrum-Stanley / Arkansas

Family links: 
  Sibyl Craig Bailey (1893 - 1977)*
  Robert B Bailey (1912 - 1984)*
  Craig Underwood Bailey (1914 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
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Record added: Dec 09, 2009
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