Stanley Reed (British politician)

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Sir Herbert Stanley Reed KBE (28 January 1872 – 17 January 1969) was an important figure in the media of India in the early 20th century who later became a Conservative Party politician in the UK.

Reed was the longest serving Editor of The Times of India from 1907 until 1924.[1][2][3] He received correspondence from the major figures of India such as Mahatma Gandhi. In all he lived in India for fifty years. He was respected in the United Kingdom as an expert on Indian current affairs. He christened Jaipur as 'the Pink City of India'.

Reed was returned as Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Aylesbury in a by-election in 1938. He was re-elected at the 1945 general election and stepped down at the 1950 general election, when aged 78. He served as chairman of the India and Burma Association.

He died in January 1969 aged 96.


  • Memoirs: The India I Knew, 1897-1947 (1952)


  1. ^ C. V. Baxi; Ajit Prasad (2005). Corporate Social Responsibility: Concepts and Cases : the Indian Experience. Excel Books India. pp. 168–. ISBN 978-81-7446-449-1. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ G.A. Natesan (1923). The Indian Review. G.A. Natesan & Company. p. 270. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. ^ T. Watson (24 April 2014). Asian Perspectives on the Development of Public Relations: Other Voices. Springer. pp. 50–. ISBN 978-1-137-39815-4. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Beaumont
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
Succeeded by
Spencer Summers