Goldsmith Fox BAILEY, Congress, MA (1823-1862)


BAILEY, Goldsmith Fox, 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, 1771-Present