The Honorable John M. Bailey (R)

Last modified on: 02-24-2020 16:17:45

Chief Justice
(Eleventh Appellate District)

Entered Office: 10-31-2013 Term Ends: 12-31-2024 District: 1

General Information

Home Town: Cisco

Personal Information

Bachelor's degree from Tarleton State University and a law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law

Chief Justice John M. Bailey has served on the 11th Court of Appeals since October 2013 when he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as a justice on the court. He subsequently won a contested 2014 Republican Primary for an unexpired term and ran unopposed for a full term in 2016.

Governor Greg Abbott appointed Chief Justice Bailey as the chief justice of the 11th Court of Appeals in September 2018 to replace retired Chief Justice Jim Wright.
Chief Justice Bailey is a native of the district and a current resident of Eastland County. Chief Justice Bailey graduated summa cum laude from Tarleton State University in Stephenville in 1989, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in government and a minor in history. Chief Justice Bailey graduated with honors from Texas Tech School of Law in 1992.

Contact and Phone Numbers

100 West Main Street Suite 300
PO Box 271
Eastland, TX 76448-0271
(254) 629-2638
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