(August 29, 1835 – April 10, 1921) was
born in Smith County,
Tennessee, and attended the public schools.
in 1848 to Missouri with his
parents, who settled in Dade County. Hailey crossed the plains emigrating to
Oregon in 1853.
He enlisted as a private
on the outbreak of the Rogue River Indian War
in 1855 and was
subsequently promoted to lieutenant
married Louisa M. Griffin on August 7, 1856 in Jackson County,
Oregon, and they would have six children including
Thomas G. Hailey who would serve in the Oregon Supreme
He moved to Washington Territory
in 1862 and
engaged in agricultural
, and mining
elected mayor of Boise, Idaho
Territory, in 1871 but never took office.
Hailey was elected as a Democrat
to the Forty-third Congress
1873-March 3, 1875).He declined to be a candidate for renomination
in 1874. He served as member of the Territorial council of Idaho in
1880 and served as its president.
In 1884, Hailey was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress
1885-March 3, 1887), but was an unsuccessful candidate for
reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress
appointed warden of the Idaho State
Penitentiary in 1899. He died in Boise, Idaho, April 10, 1921 and was interred in the Masonic
Burial Ground. The city of Hailey is named in his honor.