William Baylies

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William Baylies
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1809 – June 28, 1809
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Preceded byJoseph Barker (7th)
Charles Turner, Jr. (7th)
John Reed Jr. (8th)
Henry A. S. Dearborn (10th)
Succeeded byCharles Turner, Jr. (7th)
John W. Hulbert (7th)
Zabdiel Sampson (8th)
Nathaniel B. Borden (10th)
Constituency7th district (1813–15)
8th district (1815–17)
10th district (1833–35)
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Personal details
BornSeptember 15, 1776
Dighton, Massachusetts
DiedSeptember 27, 1865(1865-09-27) (aged 89)
Taunton, Massachusetts
Resting placeDighton Town Cemetery
Dighton, Massachusetts
Political partyFederalist
Jackson Federalist
National Republican
RelationsFrancis Baylies
Alma materBrown University

William Baylies (September 15, 1776 – September 27, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, and brother of congressman Francis Baylies. His great-grandfather was Thomas Baylies, an ironmaster from Coalbrookdale, England, who emigrated to Boston in 1737.

Baylies was born in Dighton, Massachusetts, in 1776, the son of Dr. William Baylies (1743–1826).[1] He graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1795 where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Bridgewater (west parish) in 1799 and served as member of the State house of representatives in 1808, 1809, 1812, 1813, 1820, and 1821 and in the State Senate in 1825, 1826, 1830, and 1831.

He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1814.[2]

Baylies was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817). He was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835).

He died in Taunton, Massachusetts, on September 27, 1865. Interment was in Dighton Town Cemetery, Dighton, Massachusetts.


  • United States Congress. "William Baylies (id: B000256)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Turner, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Succeeded by
John W. Hulbert
Preceded by
John Reed, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Succeeded by
Zabdiel Sampson
Preceded by
Henry A. S. Dearborn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835
Succeeded by
Nathaniel B. Borden
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate
Succeeded by

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