Reverend Julius A. Reed was a pioneer Congregational minister in Iowa and superintendent of the state's American Home Missionary Society, 1848-1869. He preached the first Congregational sermon in Keokuk in 1837, was minister in Faifield, 1840-1845, then moved to Davenport to serve the Edwards Congregational Church and oversee the AHMS. Reed was a supporter of the Christian academy at Denmark, Iowa and a founder, trustee, and professor at Iowa College (later Grinnell College) when it was in Davenport.
From the description of Reed, Julius Alexander papers, 1825-1909. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 50181358