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Robert Rice Reynolds

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Robert Rice Reynolds, American ex-senator. Member American Automobile Association (Vice-President), Beta Theta Pi.; member Junior Order United American Mechanics.

Background

Reynolds, Robert Rice was born on June 18, 1884 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Taswell and Mamie (Spears) Reynolds.

Education

He attended the public schools.

He studied law at Weaverville (N.C.) College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Career

He was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Asheville, N.C.;

served as prosecuting attorney of the fifteenth judicial district of North Carolina 1910-1914;

unsuccessful candidate for nomination for lieutenant governor in 1924 and for United States Senator in 1926;

presidential elector in 1928 on the Democratic ticket;

elected as a Democrat on November 8, 1932, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lee S. Overman for the term ending March 3, 1933, and on the same day was elected for the term beginning March 4, 1933;

reelected in 1938 and served from December 5, 1932, to January 3, 1945;

was not a candidate for renomination in 1944;

chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Seventy-seventh Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses);

unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1950; practiced law in Washington, D.C., and operated a large estate near Asheville, N.C.

Religion

No one is beyond the reach of God's love. Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.

Views

Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.

Membership

Member American Automobile Association (Vice-President), Beta Theta Pi. Member Junior Order United American Mechanics. Clubs: Biltmore Forest, National Press (Washington).

Connections

Married Frances Jackson, 1909.; married second, Mary Bland, 1914.; married 3d, Eva Brady, February 1930.

Children: Frances Jackson, Robert Rice.

father:
William Taswell Reynolds

mother:
Mamie (Spears) Reynolds

spouses:
Frances Jackson

Mary Bland

Eva Brady

children:
Frances Jackson Reynolds

Robert Rice Reynolds

Politics

Democratic U.S. senator from North Carolina between 1932 and 1945