John Reed Jr.

John Reed Jr. (September 2, 1781 – November 25, 1860) was a Representative from Massachusetts.

John Reed, Jr.
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Preceded byIsaiah L. Green
Succeeded byWalter Folger Jr.
Constituency8th district (1813–15)
9th district (1815–17)
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byWalter Folger Jr.
Succeeded byBarker Burnell
Constituency9th district (1821–23)
13th district (1823–33)
11th district (1833–41)
17th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 9, 1844 – January 11, 1851
GovernorGeorge N. Briggs
Preceded byHenry H. Childs
Succeeded byHenry W. Cushman
Personal details
Born(1781-09-02)September 2, 1781
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 25, 1860(1860-11-25) (aged 79)
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Political partyFederalist
National Republican
Anti-Masonic
Whig
Alma materBrown University
OccupationLawyer

Reed was born in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island in 1803, and was a tutor of languages in that institution for two years, and principal of the Bridgewater, Massachusetts Academy in 1806 and 1807. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

Reed was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1814,[1] and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1830.[2]

He was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817); elected to the Seventeenth through Twenty-third Congresses; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-fourth Congress, and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1841). He was chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-second Congress). He declined to be candidate for reelection in 1840.

He was the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1845–1851).

Reed died in West Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Interment was in Mount Prospect Cemetery, Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Reed was the son of John Reed Sr.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ American Antiquarian Society Members Directory
  2. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter R" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 9, 2016.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1815
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1815 - March 3, 1817
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1821 - March 3, 1823
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 13th congressional district

March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1833
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1844–1851
Succeeded by