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Eugene Elliott Reed

Eugene Elliott Reed (April 23, 1866 –December 15, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Eugene Elliott Reed
Eugene E. Reed (New Hampshire Congressman).jpg
Reed as Mayor of Manchester in 1903.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Preceded byCyrus A. Sulloway
Succeeded byCyrus A. Sulloway
Mayor of
Manchester, New Hampshire
In office
Member of the
Manchester, New Hampshire
Board of Aldermen
In office
Personal details
BornApril 23, 1866
Manchester, New Hampshire
DiedDecember 23, 1940 (aged 74)
Political partyDemocratic


Born in Manchester, Reed attended the public schools and received instruction from private tutors. He studied law, then engaged in the construction contracting business, serving as director and officer of numerous New England and New York corporations. He was an alderman of Manchester, 1899–1903, and served as mayor, 1903-1911.

Reed served as Democratic National and State committeeman for twelve years and was a delegate to Democratic National Conventions in 1908, 1912, 1916, and 1924. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress, but was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress.

He was appointed by President Wilson to the Philippine Commission and served as secretary of commerce and police in 1916. He negotiated the purchase and was first president under the Philippine ownership of Manila railroads. He returned to the United States in 1918.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1918, then engaged in the general export business in New York 1919-1922. He served as vice president of United Life & Accident Insurance Co., Concord, New Hampshire, from 1922 to 1931. He was National Recovery Administration director for New Hampshire in 1933 and 1934 and State Director of the National Emergency Council and Federal Housing Agency, 1934-1939. He was a member of the New Hampshire Emergency Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Committee in 1936 and served on the New Hampshire Disaster Relief Committee in 1938. He was the regional director for New England, Office of Government Reports, in 1939 and 1940.

He died in Manchester, December 15, 1940, and was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Eugene Elliott Reed (id: R000116)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Cyrus A. Sulloway
U.S. Representative for the 1st District of New Hampshire
March 4, 1913–March 3, 1915
Succeeded by
Cyrus A. Sulloway