Makers of Fort Worth Page: 10
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W. J. Bailey
ILLIAM JOHN BAILEY
has had a prominent
part in the affairs of
both the city and State
and though he retired
from the active practice
of law five years ago and has
been devoting himself to agricultural
pursuits, fine horses and cattle, he
still takes an active part in civic
affairs, in which he is specially interested,
being perhaps, the largest
individual owner of real estate in
and about Fort Worth. During the
more than twenty years he practiced
law in Fort Worth, he held many official
positions, among other things
being a member dof the state senate
in the Twenty-fourth and Twentyfifth
Legislatures. He was the first
official stenographer of a district
court in Fort Worth, serving for one
year when he resigned to become
second assistant in the office of the
Attorney General at Austin, John D.
Templeton being then Attorney General
of Texas. After three years
he returned to Fort Worth and resumed
practice. Mr. Bailey also
served officially as a member of
the Board of Aldermen and as a
city school trustee. In politics, he
has been a consistent Democrat. Mr.
Bailey is the son of Cullen Bailey
and Mrs. Sophronia Holman Bailey,
both natives of Tennessee and ,of
English ancestry. He was graduated
from the University of Tennessee
in 1881 and from the Lebanon Law !m
School in 1882. In 1887 he married
Miss Stella Wooten. Later, after
her death, he married Miss Susa
Carpenter .of Grand Junction, Colo. ()
He has one son, Cullen Bailey, aged
23. Mr. Bailey is interested in many T
business enterprises and is President
of the Greenwood Cemetery Association.
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/11/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.