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Willis Joshua Bailey
Birth: Oct. 12, 1854
Mount Carroll
Carroll County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 19, 1932
Mission Hills
Johnson County
Kansas, USA

U.S. Congressman, Kansas Governor. After graduating from the University of Illinois, he moved to Nemaha, Kansas, in 1879 and established successful career as a rancher. There he founded the town of Baileyville, was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, (1888-90), was president of the Republican State League in 1893 and a member of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, (1895-99). In 1899, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress, serving until 1901. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was elected as a Republican the 16th Governor of Kansas, serving (1903-05). After his term in office, he was elected a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas, in 1914 and served until his death at age 77. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Monroe Bailey (1818 - 1902)
  Nancy J. Melendy Bailey (1825 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Ida Belle Allbert Bailey (1865 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Oscar Monroe Bailey (1851 - 1913)*
  Willis Joshua Bailey (1854 - 1932)
  Ernest N Bailey (1857 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Atchison
Atchison County
Kansas, USA
Plot: RF-BL27-BK8-2
 
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Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
Record added: Apr 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6353486
Willis Joshua Bailey
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