Member Biography

Daniel Adams Bailey 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1963       34 Republican
1964       34 Republican
1965       34 Republican
1966       34 Republican
1967       34 Republican
1968       34 Republican
1969       34 Republican
1970       34 Republican


06/05/1894 - 06/04/1970

Daniel Adams Bailey (R34) Clearfield and Centre Counties 1963-1966 (R34) Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton Counties 1967-1970

Early Life:

Daniel Adams Bailey, born June 5, 1894, Pike Township, Curwensville, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; son of Lewis E. and Jennie Adams Bailey; public school education; Curwensville High School, 1913; extension courses from the American Institute of Banking (commercial law and banking); private, 320th Infantry Regiment, World War I; Penn State University, engineering, math, and design; registered civil engineer; township engineer; Pennsylvania Department of Highways, 1939-1955; Centre County Commissioner, 1960-1962; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1963-1970; married, Melba Wells, daughter, Barbara B. Spinelli; died, June 4, 1970 (aged 75), Clearfield Hospital, Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; interment, Philipsburg Cemetery, South Philipsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania. 

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Centre County Republican Advisory Committee; director, Soil Conservation District Director; director, Centre County Child Welfare Board; member, legislative committee, State Association of County Commissioners. 

Member, Trinity Methodist Church; member Clearfield Lodge 314, Free and Accepted Masons; Altoona Consistory; Jaffa Shrine; Phillipsburg Lodge1173, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Centre County Commissioner, 1960-1962.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 34th district, Clearfield and Centre Counties, 1963-1966; reelected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 34th district, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton Counties, 1967-1970; committee assignments, Agriculture, Education, Election and Reapportionment (Vice Chairman), Forest and Water, Game and Fish, Highways, Law and Order (Chairman), Mine and Mineral Industries. Member, State Higher Education Assistance Agency; member, Pennsylvania Bridge Authority; did not seek reelection, primary, 1970.   


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania) Friday, June 05, 1970, page 1.

Daniel Adams Bailey (1894-1970) - Find a Grave Memorial