David Jackson Bailey

David Jackson Bailey ( born March 11, 1812 in Lexington, Georgia, † June 14, 1897 in Griffin, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1851 and 1855 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Bailey enjoyed a private school education. In 1829 he moved to Jackson. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1831 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. He was chosen before his 21st birthday in the House of Representatives from Georgia, but were not admitted because of falling below the prescribed age limit. After that he took part in the Second Seminole War.

Between 1835 and 1847, Bailey sat as an MP in the House of Representatives of his State; He also belonged in the years 1838, 1849 and 1850 at the Senate of Georgia. 1839 and 1850 he took part in the district party days of the Democrats as a delegate. In the years 1839-1841 he served as Secretary of the State Senate administrative head of the parliamentary chamber. In the congressional elections of 1850 Bailey was the third electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Allen Ferdinand Owen on March 4, 1851. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1855 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events and discussions that preceded the Civil War.

In the elections of 1854 Bailey lost to Robert Pleasant Trippe. After that, he was from 1855 to 1856 again Member and Chairman of the State Senate. He then worked as a lawyer. In 1861, Bailey was a delegate to the Assembly, which decided to exit the State of Georgia from the Union. During the ensuing Civil War, he served as a colonel in an infantry regiment of Georgia. In the year 1861 he moved to Griffin, where he spent his remaining years. He died on 14 June 1897 in this city.