Goldsmith F. Bailey

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(July 17, 1823 — May 8, 1862) Goldsmith Fox Bailey, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, N.H., July 17, 1823; attended the public schools of Fitchburg, Mass.; editor and publisher of the Bellows Falls (Vt.) Gazette in 1844; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Fitchburg, Mass.; served on the school committee 1849-1854; appointed postmaster of Fitchburg on May 3, 1851 and served until May 4, 1853, when his successor was appointed; member of the State house of representatives in 1857; served in the State senate 1858-1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1861, until his death in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass., May 8, 1862; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

Member of Massachusetts Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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