Bailey, Joseph Weldon. United States senator 1901-13. Born in Copiah County, MS, October 6, 1863. Admitted to bar 1883. Presidential elector 1884. Removed to Texas 1885; began practice of law at Gainesville. Presidential elector at large 1888; member of Congress 1891-1901; caucus nominee of his party for speaker and minority member; one of committee on rules of 55th Congress.