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Robert D. Bailey, Jr.

Born: Oct 12, 1912

Death: Sep 29, 1994

Birthplace: West Virginia

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Robert D. Bailey, Jr.

Date of Birth : Oct 12, 1912
Date of Death : Sep 29, 1994
Birth Place : West Virginia

Robert D. Bailey, Jr. was West Virginia Secretary of State from 1965 to 1969. He was a graduate of Concord College and Washington and Lee University School of Law. Born in Baileysville, he was the son of Robert D. Bailey, Sr. and Sue Starkey Bailey. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. Admitted to the bar in 1934, he inherited his father's law practice, including representation of railroads and timber companies in southern West Virginia, based in his home town of Pineville. His own wide-ranging business involvements included the Castle Rock Bank of Pineville, Radio Station WWYO, the Independent Herald newspaper, and the Pineville Gas Company. A Democrat, he was Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney in 1949-61. He was appointed West Virginia Secretary of State by Governor Hulett C. Smith on May 17, 1965, and was elected in 1966, serving until January, 1969. After Smith's term ended, Bailey returned to private practice in his home town of Pineville. He died in 1992 and was survived by his wife Jean H Bailey, his son Robert D. Bailey III, granddaughter Angela and grandsons Robbieand Micah Bailey.


  • Politician

Also known as

  • Robert Bailey


  • Robert D. Bailey, Sr.
  • Sue Starkey Bailey
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