Thomas Jennings Bailey biography

Thomas Jennings Bailey

Deceased Person

1867 – 1963


Who was Thomas Jennings Bailey?

Thomas Jennings Bailey was a United States federal judge.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Bailey received an A.B. from Southwestern University in 1884, an A.M. from Southwestern University in 1885, and a B.L. from Vanderbilt University in 1890. He was in private practice in Seattle, Tennessee from 1893 to 1896, then in Clarksville, Tennessee until 1900, and then in Nashville, Tennessee from 1902 to 1918. He was a special commissioner in 1915, and was a deputy clerk and master in chancery in Nashville from 1915 to 1918.

On May 16, 1918, Bailey was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Walter I. McCoy. Bailey was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 22, 1918, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on November 1, 1950, serving in that capacity until his death, in 1963, in Washington, D.C.


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Jun 6, 1867
  • Southwestern University
  • Bachelor of Arts
Jan 9, 1963
Washington, D.C.

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