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Joseph Verner Reed

Joseph Verner Reed, French financier. Member Yale University Council, 1962-1968.


  • Reed, Joseph Verner was born on January 18, 1902 in Nice, France. Son of Verner Zevola and Mary Dean (Johnson) Reed.

  • Education

    • Came to the United States, 1912. Graduate Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1922. Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale, 1926.

      Doctor of Humanities, Trinity College, 1962. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Fairfield U., 1964.


    • With Brown Brothers-Harriman, New York City, 1928-1929. Proprietor Macgowan & Reed, theatrical producers, New York City, 1929-1932. With Hobe Sound Company.

      New York City, from 1933. A developer Jupiter Island Club, Hobe Sound, 1933. Executive producer American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Connecticut, from 1960.

      President Triton Press, New York City, 1949-1969. Special assistant to the United States Ambassador Houghton, Paris, France, 1957-1960.


    • Author: The Curtain Falls, 1935. To the Embassy, 1964.


    Member Yale University Council, 1962-1968. Clubs: Fifth Avenue, Union, River, Century (New York City).


    • Married Permelia Pryor, December 31, 1927. Children: Laurel (Mistress.
    • father: Verner Zevola Reed
    • mother: Mary Dean (Johnson) Reed
    • spouse: Permelia Pryor
    • child: Laurel (Mrs Reed
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    Born January 18, 1902
    Died November, 1973
    (aged 71)