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Transcribed biography of P. J. Bailey

P. J. BAILEY was born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1891, the son of William N. and Nettie (Ransom) Bailey, who were pioneers of that part of Wisconsin. The paternal grandfather was Richard Bailey, who was a native of England and came to Canada more than 100 years ago. He later emigrated to Vermont, and subsequently to Reedsburg, Wisconsin. To his marriage were born two children: William N. and Cynthia, who is now Mrs. Reed, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. To the parents of our subject were born two children, the other being Edna, who is now Mrs. C. D. Mayhew of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

P. J. Bailey was educated in the public and high schools of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, and also the University of Wisconsin, where he received his degree of Ph. G. in 1915. He also completed the commercial course at the Capitol City Commercial College of Madison, Wisconsin, and in 1916 entered Valparaiso University, where he received the degree of LL. B. in 1918. He saw military service on the Mexican border with Company L, Third Indiana Infantry, and due to physical inabilities was discharged from service. In 1918 he began the practice of law in Valparaiso.

Mr. Bailey was united in marriage with Viola E. White, daughter of William and Elizabeth White of Genoa, Illinois. Mrs. Bailey is a graduate of the music department of the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Bailey has at all times been an advocate of the principles of the republican party, serving as chairman of the committee in charge of the candidacy of Leonard E. Wood for President of the United States, and has otherwise been active in the councils of that party. He is a member of the Elks, K. of P., Odd Fellows, Izaac Walton League, National Rifle Association, Porter County and Indiana State Bar Associations, Sigma Delta Kappa, the U. O. S. and P., and the Canton of Odd Fellows.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 246-247

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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