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Josiah William Bailey
""Josiah W. Bailey.jpg
"United States Senator
from "North Carolina
In office
March 4, 1931 – December 15, 1946
Preceded by "Furnifold McL. Simmons
Succeeded by "William B. Umstead
Personal details
Born (1873-09-14)September 14, 1873
"Warrenton, "North Carolina
Died December 15, 1946(1946-12-15) (aged 73)
"Raleigh, "North Carolina
Nationality American
Political party "Democratic

Josiah William Bailey (September 14, 1873 – December 15, 1946) was a "Democratic "U.S. senator from the state of "North Carolina between 1931 and 1946. Born in "Warrenton, North Carolina, he grew up in Raleigh and graduated from Wake Forest College (now "Wake Forest University). Before turning to a career in law, Bailey was editor of the "Biblical Recorder, a newspaper for North Carolina "Baptists.

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1930 by defeating longtime "Democratic Senator "Furnifold McLendel Simmons, Bailey earned a reputation as a conservative while in office. In 1937, he coauthored the bipartisan "Conservative Manifesto, a document criticizing President "Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal and proposing more conservative alternatives. Among other things, the Manifesto called for lower taxes and less spending.[1]

During his time in office, he served as chairman of two different committees: the Committee on Claims and later the "Committee on Commerce.

Bailey died in office in 1946.

He was well known for his quotes, especially for these two:

"They who forgive most shall be most forgiven."

"Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves?"


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"U.S. Senate
Preceded by
"Furnifold McLendel Simmons
" U.S. Senator (Class 2) from North Carolina
Served alongside: "Cameron A. Morrison, "Robert Rice Reynolds, "Clyde R. Hoey
Succeeded by
"William Bradley Umstead
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