BAILEY, Edward
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Edward Bailey

BAILEY, Edward, the son of Charles L. and Emma H. Bailey, was born in Harrisburg, October 19, 1861. He was educated at the Hill school, Pottstown, Pa., Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College. He graduated in 1881, returning to take a post-graduate course in chemistry. In January, 1882, he entered business as a clerk in the firm of Charles L. Bailey & Co., owners of the Chesapeake Nail Works. In 1886 he was admitted as a partner, and in 1889, when the business incorporated under the name of Charles L. Bailey & Son, he became the vice-president. In the same year he was elected vice-president of the Central Iron Works. He continued actively engaged in the business of both companies until 1892, when he was elected president of the Harrisburg National Bank. Mr. Bailey, as president of this institution, was largely instrumental in organizing the Harrisburg Trust Company and became its president. Mr. Bailey has been energetic in building up the industries of Harrisburg and has taken an active part in everything which would tend to improve his native place.

Besides the positions of president of the Harrisburg National Bank and Harrisburg Trust Company he still retains his old connection with Charles L. Bailey & Son and the Central Iron Works, acting as vice-president of both. He is president of the Harrisburg Preserving Company, a partner in the insurance firm of Hammond & Bailey, a director in the Harrisburg Traction Company, East Harrisburg Passenger Railway Company, Harrisburg City Passenger Railway Company, Harrisburg Boot and Shoe Company, limited, Harrisburg Grocery & Produce Company, Union Trust Company of Philadelphia and the Cumberland Steel Plate Company of Cumberland, Md. Mr. Bailey was instrumental in organizing the Harrisburg Club, became its second treasurer and for a number of years served on its board of governors. He is an original member of the Inglenook Club of Harrisburg, the Manufacturers’ Club of Philadelphia and the American Institute of Mining Engineers. IN politics Mr. Bailey, while not taking any active part, is an enthusiastic Republican.

In 1889, he married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Dr. George W. Reily. They have one daughter. Mr. Bailey and his wife are both Presbyterians and members of the Market Square Presbyterian church.

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