Biography of Silas D. Reed
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Reed, Silas Dean, was born in Taunton, Mass., June 25, 1872, a son of Hon. Charles A. and Weltha Nichols (Dean) Reed. He received his early education in the public schools and Bristol Academy, from which he was graduated in 1889. In the fall of that year he entered Amherst College, graduating in the class of 1893; he spent two years in the Boston University Law School and then came to his father's office and devoted one year to legal studies. In 1896 he was elected to the State Legislature for the term of 1897 and in the fall of 1897 was reelected for the session of 1898; during his term of service he has been a member of the committee on railroads and its clerk in 1898. He has also been elected to the House for 1899. He is a member of King David Lodge, F. & A. M.; Massachusetts Consistory, thirty second degree; is past grand of Sabbatia Lodge, I.O.O.F.; a member of Naomi Encampment: Canton Cohannet; State Grand Lodge; past chancellor of Taunton Lodge, K. P.; the first past officer of El Katif Temple, Knights of Khorassan, the original temple of the New Englahd States; and also a member of the Grand Lodge, K. of P. In college he was a member of the Greek Letter fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. Mr. Reed is the Taunton agent for Ransom C. Taylor of Worcester, who has large real estate interests in this city.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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