Thomas Buck Reed
|Thomas Buck Reed|
|Attorney General of Mississippi|
|Preceded by||Edward Turner|
|Succeeded by||Richard Stockton|
|United States Senator|
January 28, 1826 – March 4, 1827
|Preceded by||Powhatan Ellis|
|Succeeded by||[Powhatan Ellis|
March 4, 1829 – November 26, 1829
|Preceded by||Thomas H. Williams|
|Succeeded by||Robert H. Adams|
|Born||May 7, 1787|
|Died||November 26, 1829 (aged 42)|
He commenced legal practice in Lexington in 1808. In 1809, he moved to Natchez, Mississippi and served as a city clerk in 1811. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Delegate to Congress in 1813, and was attorney general of Mississippi from 1821 to 1826. His party affiliation was Jacksonian.
In 1825, he was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives but declined to take his seat; he was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David Holmes and served from January 28, 1826, to March 3, 1827. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1827, but was again elected to the Senate in 1828 and served from March 4, 1829.
He died on November 26, 1829 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Thomas Buck Reed (id: R000129)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Thomas Buck Reed at Find a Grave
| Attorney General of Mississippi
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi
Served alongside: Thomas H. Williams
Thomas H. Williams
| U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Mississippi
Served alongside: Powhatan Ellis
Robert H. Adams