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Henry Thomas Reed Edit Profile

judge , lawyer , politician , Member of the Iowa House of Representatives

Henry Thomas Reed was a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.

Background

Reed, Henry Thomas was born on October 1, 1846 in Alburgh, Grand Island County, Vermont, United States. Son of George and Jane Reed.

Education

Admitted to bar, and practiced at Cresco, Iowa.

Career

He became a lawyer in 1870 by reading law. He was in private practice in Cresco, Iowa from 1870 to 1904. He was an Iowa state representative in 1876.

In 1904, Reed became a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. Reed was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt on March 5, 1904, to a seat vacated through the retirement of Oliver P. Shiras. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 7, 1904, and received his commission the same day.

After over fifteen years of active service, he assumed senior status on November 30, 1921. Reed's service ended when he died on February 22, 1924.

Membership

Member Iowa House of Representatives, 16th General Assembly, 1876.

Connections

Married Laura J. Webster, June 30, 1868.

father:
George Reed

mother:
Jane Reed

spouse:
Laura J. Webster