W.T. Reid (1842–1922) was born in Jacksonville, Illinois and served as the Fourth President of the University of California from 1881 to 1885. He married Julia Reed (1846-1917) on August 16, 1870 in Jacksonville.
Reid served in the Civil War and then attended Harvard University, graduating in 1868.
During his tenure as University of California President, Reid strengthened admission requirements and also instituted a plan whereby graduating high school seniors could be admitted without taking an examination. He resigned the presidency in 1885, during a period of intense politics involving the governance and operation of the University.
- President W.T. Reid, Inaugural Address
- University of California--Digital Archives
- University Authority and the Student: The Berkeley Experience, by C. Michael Otte
- Julia Reid in: Woman's Who's who of America, Vol. 1.
- JULIA (REED) REID in: Register of the Society of Mayflower descendants in the state of California.
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