William Reed (politician)

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William Reed
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1815
Preceded by Benjamin Pickman Jr.
Succeeded by Timothy Pickering
Personal details
Born June 6, 1776
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Died February 18, 1837(1837-02-18) (aged 60)
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist

William Reed (June 6, 1776 – February 18, 1837) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

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.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Pickman, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1815
Succeeded by
Timothy Pickering