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Perry Willard Reeves

labor union administrator.

Perry Willard Reeves, American labor union administrator. Mason (Shriner).


Reeves, Perry Willard was born on August 28, 1878 in Parke County, Indiana, United States. Son of John W. and Sarah Jane (Wells) Reeves.


Graduate Central Normal College, Danville, Indiana, and business college, Indianapolis.


1 daughter, Sarah Lucille. Teacher public schools, Parke County, Indiana, 1897-1900. Bookkeeper for retail store, 1900.

In railway work, 1900-1924, advancing to train conductor. Active in Order Railway Condrs., 1905-1924. Member Indiana State Industrial Board, in charge of employment service, 1925-1927.

Labor member Federal Board for Vocational Education, 1928-1935.


The faith should be based on the Bible, but also on reason, tradition, and personal experience.


God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.


As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.


Mason (Shriner).


Married Blanche M. Cole, March 27, 1900.

John W. Reeves

Sarah Jane (Wells) Reeves

Blanche M. Cole