William Reed (politician)
Born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Reed received a limited education. He worked as a merchant.
Reed was elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses (March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1815). He served as a member of the board of the Andover Theological Seminary. He was a Trustee of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
He resumed work as a merchant. He died in Marblehead, Massachusetts, February 18, 1837, and bequest of funds to Dartmouth allowed the erection of Reed Hall, the school’s first building attributable to a single donor. He was buried in a private burial ground on Harris Street in Marblehead.
- United States Congress. “William Reed (id: R000130)”. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Benjamin Pickman, Jr.
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1815