James E. Bailey
After attending a private school in Clarksville and the University of Nashville Bailey studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. As a result, he began in Clarksville to work as a lawyer. Politically, he was active for the first time in 1853 when he was elected for the Whigs in the House of Representatives from Tennessee.
During the American Civil War, he served as Colonel of a regiment of Tennessee. In 1874 he was appointed by Governor John Calvin Brown Judge of the State Court of Arbitration. In politics James Bailey returned to 1877, when he became a member of the U.S. Senate for Tennessee was the successor of the late former U.S. President Andrew Johnson. His term lasted from January 19, 1877 to March 3, 1881 to re-election, he strove in vain. In the Senate he was chairman of the Committee for Education and Employment (now the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions ).
After leaving office, he returned to Clarksville, where he was working as a lawyer again and died in 1885.