Sir David Reid, 1st Baronet

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Sir David Douglas Reid
Bart., B.L., J.P.
Born 24 August 1872
Died 23 March 1939
London
Occupation Barrister, Politician
Nationality British
Alma mater New College, Oxford (B.A. 1896)
Spouse Florence Reid[1]

Sir David Douglas Reid, 1st Baronet (24 August 1872 – 23 March 1939) was the Unionist Member of Parliament for Down from 1922 until his death in 1939.[2]

Only son of Joseph Reid,[3] of 22 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, he attended Queens College, Belfast and New College, Oxford, graduating with 1st Class Honours in History.[4] He then became a barrister at the Inner Temple[5] and was called to the Bar in 1898.[3] He contested East Tyrone in 1910 before becoming a Unionist Member of Parliament (MP) for East Down from 1918 to 1922, when the constituency was abolished. He was Chairman of the Ulster Unionist Party at Westminster.[6]

In 1936, when appointed Sheriff of Down, he was created a Baronet, of Rademon. (Prior to his creation as a baronet, he was known as "D. D. Reid"). Upon his death the baronetcy became extinct.[7]

Sir David died in Brown's Hotel, London[8] and was buried in Kilmore, Crossgar, Co. Down.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florence Reid". 1911 Census of England. 1911. Retrieved 2014-09-30. 
  2. ^ "REID, Sir David Douglas". Who Was Who. A & C Black. 1920–2008. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Reid, David Douglas". Inner Temple Admissions Database. Inner Temple. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  4. ^ The Historical Register of the University of Oxford. Trinity Term, 1900. University of Oxford. p. 406. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  5. ^ "Reid, David Douglas". Kellys-Handbook-to-the-Titled-Landed-Official-Classes-for-1923. Kelly's Directories Limited. 1923. Retrieved 2014-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Obituary – Sir David Reid – Fourth M.P. To Die Within A Week". The Glasgow Herald. Glasgow. 1939-03-24. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  7. ^ a b "The Reid Baronetcy". 14 January 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  8. ^ "Re. Sir David Douglas Reid, Bart.". The London Gazette. 1939-06-23. Retrieved 2014-09-30. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Craig
Member of Parliament for East Down
19181922
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Down
19221939
With: John Morrow Simms 1922–31
Viscount Castlereagh 1931–39
Succeeded by
James Little
Viscount Castlereagh