Daniel Alden REED, Congress, NY (1875-1959)


REED, Daniel Alden, a Representative from New York; born in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y., September 15, 1875; attended the public schools in Sheridan and in Silver Creek, N.Y.; was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1898; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and practiced in Silver Creek and later in Dunkirk, N.Y.; attorney for the excise department of the State of New York 1903-1909; sent by the Government of the United States on a special mission to France in 1917 and 1918; director of the Dunkirk Trust Co.; lecturer on commercial and civic subjects; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the twenty succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his death; chairman, Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions (Sixty-eighth Congress), Committee on Education (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses), Committee on Ways and Means (Eighty-third Congress), Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Eighty-third Congress); delegate to the Interparliamentary Union meeting in Rome, Italy, in 1948, and represented the United States at subsequent meetings in Sweden, Switzerland, and France; died in Washington, D.C., February 19, 1959; interment in Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, N.Y.


Bulkley, Peter B. âDaniel A. Reed: A Study in Conservatism.â Ph.D. diss., Clark University, 1972.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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