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|35th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom|
March 8, 1905 – December 15, 1912
William Howard Taft
|Preceded by||Joseph H. Choate|
|Succeeded by||Walter Hines Page|
|28th United States Ambassador to France|
March 23, 1889 – March 25, 1892
|Preceded by||Robert M. McLane|
|Succeeded by||T. Jefferson Coolidge|
|Born||October 27, 1837
Cedarville, Ohio, USA
|Died||December 15, 1912
Whitelaw Reid (October 27, 1837 – December 15, 1912) was a U.S. politician and newspaper editor, as well as the author of a popular history of Ohio in the Civil War. He was the grandfather of prominent journalist and New York Herald Tribune editor Whitelaw Reid.
Born on a farm near Xenia, Ohio, Reid attended Xenia Academy and went on to graduate from Miami University with honors in 1856. At Miami, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon (Kappa chapter), and lobbied for the expulsion of the six members who ultimately founded Sigma Chi.
During the war he wrote under the by-line "Agate"
In 1892, Reid became the Republican vice presidential nominee when President Benjamin Harrison chose to drop Vice President Levi P. Morton from the ticket. Harrison and Reid lost to the Democratic ticket of Grover Cleveland and Adlai Stevenson, as Cleveland became the first former president to recapture the office.
He died while serving as the ambassador to Britain on December 15, 1912. His body was returned to New York aboard HMS Natal. His remains are buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
- After The War: A Southern Tour (May 1, 1865 to May 1, 1866.) London: Samson Low, Son, & Marston, 1866. Full text.
- Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen Generals and Soldiers. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke Co., 1895. Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.
- The Greatest Fact in Modern History. New York: Crowell, 1907. Full text.
- American and English studies. New York: Scribner, 1913. Vol. 1 (Government and Education) & Vol. 2 (Biography, History, and Journalism)
- American Authors 1600-1900: A Biographical Dictionary of American Literature (H. W. Wilson Co., New York, 1938)
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- Whitelaw Reid at Find A Grave
- Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z at Project Gutenberg, contains two speeches by Reid.
- Abraham Lincoln by Whitelaw Reid
- Byron. Address at University College, Nottingham, on Speech day, 29th Nov., 1910, for the Byron chair of English literature by Whitelaw Reid
- One Welshman: a glance at a great career. Inaugural address, autumn session, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, October 31st, 1912 by Whitelaw Reid
- Our new duties: a commencement address at the seventy-fifth anniversary of Miami university, Thursday, June 15, 1899 by Whitelaw Reid
Robert M. McLane
|United States Ambassador to France
1889 – 1892
T. Jefferson Coolidge
Joseph H. Choate
|United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Walter Hines Page
|Party political offices|
Levi P. Morton
|Republican vice presidential nominee Reid and Harrison are the only two candidates who are alumni of the same university: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio [David Strasser]