A Brief Biography of the Candidate 

Birth and Foreign Youth

College and Law School

Practice Part Deux; CFP(r)

Born in Provo, Utah to an elementary school teacher and a Ph.D. candidate returned from his role as an airplane mechanic in WWII , this boy and his three sisters followed their parents as the father completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and went to Recife and Brasilia, Brasil on a Diplomatic Assignment.
I began attending the University of Illinois under an NROTC scholarship.  I learned much from Gunney Nito which I still carry with me; I gave the scholarship up after the first semester, and I went on a path of social adjustment before matriculating with a 3.0 GPA in English Literature with a combined Minor in Mathematics and Psychology.  I clerked for attorney C.R. Willis at the corner of Grand and West Florissant for the year before I entered Southern Illinois University School of Law.  My significant mentors there included Dean Hiram H. Lesar, Dean William Johnson and Professor Wenona Whitfield.  I graduated with honors.
For the next four years I was an associate and then a partner for what became the Callis Law Firm in Granite City, Illinois.  I represented injured railroad workers in claims agains their employers.  I began to see that I had some skills in the world of investing, and after I left that firm I procured the training and passed the examination to become a Certified Financial Planner.  I did not succeed as a planner, but it led to teaching at a University.

Return to the States

The family returned to the States when the father landed a job on the English faculty at SIU-E.  Dale S Bailey served as Dean of Humanities for three years in his 20+ year faculty tenure; Marilyn T. Bailey taught 1st, 3rd and 5th grade in her almost 20 year tenure at Columbus School in Edwardsville, Illinois.  The candidate, Steven G. Bailey, attended public schools along with this sisters, and graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1976.  He played Tennis and the Oboe, studied Russian and was a good student.  

Adjunct Professor

For the past fifteen years I have taught a broad variety of courses at the College of Business Administration at UMSL: Life Insurance; Retirement Planning; Principles of Insurance; and Legal Environment of Business.  For the past five years I have taught Business Law and Legal Environment of Business at the Meramec Campus of St. Louis Community College.  Neither institution endorses this candidacy and my opinions are not those of these institutions of higher learning.  They are mine. 

The Practice of Law

I was an associate with the insurance defense firm Donovan, Hatch and Constance in Belleville, Illinois, for the first seven years of my practice.  I took a lot of depositions and tried eleven jury trials, mostly small or as second chair.  I gained a tremendous respect for physicians, and I met my wife in an asbestos deposition.