- This article is about the former mayor of Leeds. For other uses, see James Bailey (disambiguation).
Bailey was a member of the Leeds City Council and Leeds City Clerk before being elected mayor. He was also a retired manager of men's clothing for Parisian. In addition, Bailey was a member of the Leeds Masonic Lodge and Leeds First Methodist Church where he served on the Board of Stewards for many years.
- "Bailey, James H." (obituary). (January 29, 1996). The Birmingham News