Isaac Reed (politician)

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Isaac Reed
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th district
In office
June 25, 1852 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by Charles Andrews
Succeeded by Samuel P. Benson
Maine Treasurer
In office
1856–1856
Member of the
Maine House of Representatives
In office
1870–1871
Member of the
Maine Senate
In office
1863–1863
Member of the
Maine Senate
In office
1850–1850
Member of the
Maine House of Representatives
In office
1846–1846
Member of the
Maine House of Representatives
In office
1843–1843
Member of the
Maine House of Representatives
In office
1842–1842
Member of the
Maine Senate
In office
1840–1840
Member of the
Maine Senate
In office
1839–1839
Town Clerk of
Waldoboro, Maine
In office
1836–1838
Personal details
Born (1809-08-22)August 22, 1809
Waldoboro, Maine
Died September 19, 1887(1887-09-19) (aged 78)
Waldoboro, Maine
Resting place Waldoboro Cemetery
Political party Whig
Other political
affiliations
Democratic
Profession Merchant-ship builder, Banker

Isaac Reed (August 22, 1809 - September 19, 1887) was a United States Representative from Maine.

Biography[edit]

Reed was born in Waldoboro on August 22, 1809, and was the oldest son of Col. Isaac G. Reed. He prepared for college at Bloomfield Academy, but chose to became a merchant-ship builder, rather than attending collage, and became the senior partner in the shipbuilding company of Reed, Welt and Co. He also engaged in banking as the "...president of Waldoboro State and National Bank during its entire existence of thirty-two years."[1]

Reed was town clerk of Waldoboro from 1836 to 1838. He served in the Maine State Senate in 1839, 1840, 1850 and 1863. He was a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1842, 1843 and 1846.[2]

He was appointed as a member of the State board of agriculture and a trustee of the Maine Insane Hospital. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress, but subsequently was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles Andrews and served from June 25, 1852 to March 3, 1853.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maine in 1854 and 1855.

Reed resumed shipbuilding. He served as Maine State Treasurer in 1856. Upon the dissolution of the Whig Party, he became a Democrat. Reed was again elected a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1870 and 1871.

Reed Mansion[edit]

In 1811 Reed's father purchased a house under construction begun in 1808 by the congregational reverend John R. Cutting. Known at the time as "Cuttings folly" the house is now known as the Reed Mansion and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In this house was designed and sketched the Seal of Maine.[4]

Death[edit]

Reed died in Waldoboro on September 19, 1887, and is interred at Waldoboro Cemetery.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Samuel Llewellyn. History of the Town of Waldoboro, Maine. Wiscasset, Me.: Emerson, printer, 1910. Print. http://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofw00lcmill/historyoftownofw00lcmill_djvu.txt accessed 11/11/2013
  2. ^ "REED, Isaac, (1809 - 1887)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rep. Isaac Reed". govtrack.us. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ Miller, Samuel Llewellyn. History of the Town of Waldoboro, Maine. Wiscasset, Me.: Emerson, printer, 1910. Print. http://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofw00lcmill/historyoftownofw00lcmill_djvu.txt accessed 11/11/2013
  5. ^ "Isaac Reed". Find A Grave. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Andrews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th congressional district

June 25, 1852 – March 3, 1853
Succeeded by
Samuel P. Benson