Bailey, Joseph Weldon

Bailey, Joseph Weldon

(1863–1929) . U.S. representative/senator; born near Crystal Springs, Miss. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (Dem., Tex.; 1891–1901) and to the U.S. Senate (1901–13), he successfully weathered accusations of wrongdoing in an oil company scandal that arose from his work on behalf of the Hepburn Rate Bill of 1906.
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