James Reid (Newfoundland politician)

James Gordon Bartlett Reid (1921–1991) was a businessperson and politician in Newfoundland. He represented Trinity South in the Newfoundland House of Assembly from 1972 to 1975 and from 1982 to 1989.[1]

Early lifeEdit

The son of F.E. Reid, he was born in Heart's Delight and was educated there.

Military careerEdit

Reid served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

Business careerEdit

After the war, he established several businesses in the Heart's Delight area, including a construction and heavy equipment company.

Political careerEdit

Reid became the first mayor of Heart's Delight-Islington in 1972.[1]

He was elected to the provincial assembly in 1972 and served in the Newfoundland cabinet as Minister of Community and Social Development. Reid was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1975; he was reelected in 1982 and 1985. He did not run for reelection in 1989 due to poor health.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Reid, James Gordon Bartlett". Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. p. 563.