James A. Reed Edit Profile
Removed with parents to Linn County, Iowa, 1864. Educated district schools, and special course Coe College, Iowa. Studied law in offices of Hubbard, Clark & Dawley, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Admitted to bar, 1885.
Practiced at Cedar Rapids, 1885-1887. Removed to Kansas City, Missoury, 1887, actively identified with local and state Democratic politics since 1888. Prosecuting attorney, Jackson County.
Missouri, 1898-1900; tried 287 cases and secured convictions in 285 of them. “reform” Democratic mayor of Kansas City 2 terms, 1900-1904. Delaware at large Democratic National Convention, Denver, 1908.
United States senator, 3 terms, 1911-1929. Now practicing law, Kansas City.
Served on commission to supervise construction Supreme Court of the United States Court Building.
Married Lura M. Olmsted, August 1, 1887 (died October 12, 1932). Married second, Mistress.