Colonel William A. Phillips

William Augustus Reeder (August 28, 1849 – November 7, 1929) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Born near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Reeder moved with his parents to Ipava, Illinois, in 1853. He attended the public schools. He taught school in Illinois 1863-1871. He moved to Beloit, Kansas, in 1871. Principal of the Beloit public schools 1871-1879. He moved to Logan, Kansas, in 1880 and engaged in banking. He was also interested in irrigation farming 1891-1901.

Reeder was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1911). He served as chairman of the Committee on Mileage (Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on the Irrigation of Arid Lands (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1911 and to Beverly Hills, California, in 1913, where he engaged in banking and in the real estate business until 1926. He died in Beverly Hills, California, on November 7, 1929. He was interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Hollywood, California.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nelson B. McCormick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Isaac D. Young

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