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James Byron Reed

James Byron Reed, American congressman.


  • Reed died on April 27, 1935, in Little Rock and is interred at Lonoke Cemetery in his native Lonoke.

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    • Born near Lonoke, Arkansas, Reed attended the rural schools of his county and Hendrix College, a Methodist institution in Conway, Arkansas.

      In 1906, he graduated from the law department of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and was admitted to the bar that same year.


    • A lawyer in private practice, he was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives in the 1907 session. From 1912 to 1916, Reed he was the prosecuting attorney of the 17th Judicial District Court.

      Reed was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Lewis E. Sawyer. He was reelected to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (October 6, 1923- March 3, 1929). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928, having been unseated by David Delano Glover, a lawyer from Malvern, Arkansas.


    When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.


    • Married Dora Jones, April. Children: James Byron, Bernard Jones.
    • father: G. A. Reed. Reed
    • spouse: Dora Jones
    • children: James Byron Reed
    • Bernard Jones Reed
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    Born January 2, 1881
    Died April 27, 1935
    (aged 54)


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