Historical records matching Francis Baylies, US Congress
About Francis Baylies, US Congress
The Baylies Family was a remarkable group of people. Their contribution to this country is remarkable.
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Francis Baylies (October 16, 1783 – October 28, 1852) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, brother of William Baylies.
Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, Baylies studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Taunton, Massachusetts. Register of Probate for Bristol County 1812–1820. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress.
Baylies was elected as a Federalist to the Seventeenth Congress, a Jackson Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress, and a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1827). He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1827 for reelection to the Twentieth Congress. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 to 1832. United States Chargé d'Affaires to Argentina, 1832.
Baylies was again elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1835. He engaged in literary pursuits. He died in Taunton, Massachusetts, October 28, 1852. He was interred in the Old Plain Cemetery.
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