Daniel A. Reed

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Daniel A. Reed
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 43rd district
In office
January 3, 1953 – February 19, 1959
Preceded by Edmund P. Radwan
Succeeded by Charles E. Goodell
In office
March 4, 1919 – January 3, 1945
Preceded by Charles M. Hamilton
Succeeded by Edward J. Elsaesser
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 45th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953
Preceded by None (district created)
Succeeded by None (district eliminated)
Personal details
Born Daniel Alden Reed
(1875-09-15)September 15, 1875
Sheridan, New York, U.S.
Died February 19, 1959(1959-02-19) (aged 83)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Cornell University (LL.B.)
Daniel A. Reed
Sport(s) Football
Playing career
1890s Cornell
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1899–1900 Cincinnati
1903 Penn State
1910–1911 Cornell
Head coaching record
Overall 25–14–2

Daniel Alden Reed (September 15, 1875 – February 19, 1959) was an American football player, coach, and U.S. Representative from the state of New York. Born in Sheridan, New York, he graduated from Cornell University in 1898, where he was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. Reed was attorney for the excise department of New York from 1903 to 1909. He served in the House of Representatives as a Republican from 1919 until his death in Washington, D.C., on February 19, 1959.

Coaching career[edit]

After playing football at Cornell University, Reed coached at the University of Cincinnati, Pennsylvania State University, and his alma mater. From 1899 to 1900 he coached at Cincinnati, and guided the Bearcats to an 8–6–1 record. He coached at Penn State in 1903, compiling a 5–3 record. From 1910 to 1911, he was the head coach at Cornell, where he led that team to a 12–5–1 record. His career record is 25-14-2.

Congressional career[edit]

During his years in Congress, Reed was one of the most conservative members of the New York delegation, frequently scoring zeros from Americans for Democratic Action and was one of the few isolationists remaining in the New York delegation after World War II. Reed was also one of the few Republicans to consistently oppose banning the poll tax through legislative means, although he did vote in favor of anti-lynching legislation and the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall
Cincinnati (1899–1900)
1899 Cincinnati 5–2
1900 Cincinnati 3–4–1
Cincinnati: 8–6–1
Penn State Nittany Lions (1903–1903)
1903 Penn State 5–3
Penn State: 5–3
Cornell Big Red (1910–1911)
1910 Cornell 5–2–1
1911 Cornell 7–3
Cornell: 12–5–1
Total: 25–14–2

See also[edit]

Reed pictured in The Cincinnatian 1900, Cincinnati yearbook

The library at the State University of Fredonia was named after Daniel A. Reed and remains that way today.


• Fredonia.edu

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Mann Hamilton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 43rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward J. Elsaesser
Preceded by
District 45 created in 1945
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 45th congressional district

Succeeded by
District 45 eliminated after the 1950 Census
Preceded by
Edmund P. Radwan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 43rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles E. Goodell