Robert Dyce Reid was a pastoralist and politician in colonial Victoria, member of the Victorian Legislative Council.
Reid was the third son of David Reid, surgeon Registered Nurse, and his wife Agnes, née Dyce and was born on 3 August 1829, at Inverary Park, near Goulburn, New South Wales.
Reid went to Victoria at seventeen years of age, and settled in the Ovens district, at Reid"s Creek, immediately after the opening up of the Mount Alexander goldfield. He was engaged for thirty years in squatting pursuits, and subsequently visited England. On his return to Victoria, Reid was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for the Eastern province unopposed in November 1876.
In August 1880 accepted a seat in the third Graham Berry Administration, without portfolio.
After the defeat of the Government in July 1881, he resigned his seat in the Upper House, and unsuccessfully contested West Bourke against the then Premier (Sir Bryan O"Loghlen). After another unsuccessful contest for Fitzroy, he was returned for that constituency at the general election in 1883, and held the seat till 1889, when he was again defeated, as also in 1892.
Reid was elected to the seat of Toorak in October 1894, holding it until retiring in September 1897. Reid married Caroline Esther Shadforth, second surviving daughter of the late Colonel Shadforth, of the 57th Regiment.