Representative Ray Vernon Bailey View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 2/4/1992
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 61 (1965)
62 (1967) - 63 (1969)
Home County: Wright
Ray Vernon Bailey
Wright County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Ray V. Bailey begs leave to submit the following Memorial:

Ray V. Bailey was born December 14, 1913 in Royal, Iowa. On June 18, 1938 he married Maxine Sheldon and they had two sons.

Upon graduation from Royal High School in 1931, Ray attended the University of Iowa where he received his BA and JD degrees in 1935 and 1937 respectively. During World War II Ray served as a U.S. Civil Service investigator and patent advisor to the War Department.

An active member of the community, Mr. Bailey was director of Clarion Community Development Commission; past chairperson of public affairs committee of the Wright County Extension Council; director of Colonial Homes, Inc.; on the Board of Okoboji Protective Association; attended the Methodist and Christian Science Churches; was a member of the Lions Club; the Wright County, Iowa State and American Bar Associations; on the Patent Law Revision Committee of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section of the American Bar Association; was a former member of the Clarion Board of Education; member of SUI Alumni Council; past president of SUI Dad’s Association and member of the Executive Board; is listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest and World Who’s Who in Commerce and Industry; was very active in the World Peace Through Law Center; was a longtime member of the UI Foundation’s Presidents Club and Alumni Association.

A Democrat, Mr. Bailey represented Wright County during the Sixty-first, Sixty-second and Sixty-third General Assemblies.

Ray V. Bailey died February 4, 1992. He was preceded in death by his wife Maxine. He is survived by his sons Theron of Arlington, Virginia and Bryan of Brandon, South Dakota; and three grandchildren.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-fourth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Ray V. Bailey, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that he Chief Clerk be directed forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.