John Reed Edit Profile
He graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island in 1803, and was a tutor of languages in that institution for two years, and principal of the Bridgewater, Massachusetts Academy in 1806 and 1807. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
He was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817). Elected to the Seventeenth through Twenty-third Congresses. Elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-fourth Congress, and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1841).
He was chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-second Congress). He declined to be candidate for reelection in 1840. He was the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1845–1851).
Reed died in West Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Interment was in Mount Prospect Cemetery, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Reed was the son of John Reed, Sr.
Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Massachusetts, 13th-14th, (Whig) 17th-26th congresses, 1813-1817, 21-41.