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Bailly, Henry G.

Territorial Council 1856-57 (District 6); Democratic Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 6); Senate 1857-58 (District 3)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Dakota, Rice, Scott

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/29/1828
Birth Place: , Minnesota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 1/7/1865
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: American Indian
Other Names:
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Bailey
City of Residence (when first elected): Hastings
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Territorial Democratic Constitutional Convention: 6th Council District, Minnesota Territory; 07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Alexis Bailly  - Father

GENERAL NOTES

The Minnesota Constitutional Debates, 1857, the United States Census, 1857, the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872, and the Journal of the Senate 1857-58, list his last name as Bailly; Toensing lists Bailey.

According to an Adjutant General's report, he died January 7, 1865, of wounds received at
the Battle of Nashville.

His father was one-fourth Ottawa Indian. (The Life of Alexis Bailly, Minnesota Pioneer)

His mother, Lucy Faribault, "was the child of a French trader and a mixed-blood mother." (Gilman, Rhoda. Henry Hastings Sibley: Divided Heart. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 2004.)

Total Days Served: 1435

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 03
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Hastings
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: Gentleman
Party: Democratic Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by Minnesota in Three Centuries.
Committees:
  • Enrollment (Chair)
  • Printing
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 7, 1857 and subscribed to the oath of office on December 8, 1857. An 1858-59 session was not held due to the protracted session of 1857-58. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872, p. 66) Thus, even though the first session was adjourned on August 12, 1858; the term end date for it is listed as the day before the second legislative session's start date.

8th Territorial Legislative Session (1857)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial Council
District: 06
Elected: 10/9/1855
Residence: Hastings
Term of Office: 1/2/1856 to 12/1/1857
Counties Represented: Dakota, Rice, Scott
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Democratic
Committees:
  • Agricultural and Manufactures
  • Public Buildings (Chair)

7th Territorial Legislative Session (1856)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial Council
District: 06
Elected: 10/9/1855
Residence: Hastings
Term of Office: 1/2/1856 to 12/1/1857
Counties Represented: Dakota, Rice, Scott
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Democratic
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Manufactures
Photographs
Henry G. Bailey of Hastings, member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database