Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949

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Clyde Martin Reed was born 9 October 1871 in Champaign County, Illinois, the son of Martin Van Buren and Mary Adelaid Reed. His family moved to Labette County, Kansas in 1875, where Reed received his education, including a teacher's certificate. In 1891 he married Minnie E. Hart and they had seven children who survived to adulthood. Reed worked for the government much of his life, when not running the Parsons Sun newspaper. He worked in the post office for many years, was secretary to Governor Henry Allen in 1919 and then held appointments to the Kansas Industrial Court and the Public Utilities Commission in the early 1920s. He unsuccessfully ran for the Republican Party candidacy for Kansas governor in 1924. In 1928 he was successful on the Republican ticket but only served for one term due to economic and social pressures caused by the onset of the Great Depression. However, in 1938 Reed was elected a United States senator from Kansas and held that position until his death. He died 8 November, 1949 in Parsons, Kansas. Clyde M. Reed, Jr. followed in his father's footsteps. He received a political science degree from the University of Kansas in 1937 and published and edited the Parsons Sun for most of his life and held various civic and political positions. He was president of the Kansas Press Association and of the William Allen White Foundation, served on the Kansas Board of Regents and was a member of the State Constitutional Revision Commission of the 1950s. He unsuccessfully ran for Kansas governor in 1958.

From the description of Clyde Reed and Clyde Reed Jr. papers, circa 1930-1989. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 696827685

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referencedIn William Allen White Papers, 1859-1944, (bulk 1899-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974, 1915-1951 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn White, William Allen, 1868-1944. William Allen White papers, 1859-1944 (bulk 1899-1944). Library of Congress
creatorOf Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949. Clyde Reed and Clyde Reed Jr. papers, circa 1930-1989. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Scott, Charles F., b. 1860. Charles F. Scott papers, 1883-1938. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Murdock, Victor. Victor Murdock papers, 1824-1971 (bulk 1909-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lewis, Ernest Irving, 1873-1947. Papers of Ernest Irving Lewis, 1897-1944 (bulk 1921-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hill, Clyde, 1912-1992. Clyde Hill papers, 1948-1989 (bulk 1955-1975). Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949. Clyde Reed and Clyde Reed Jr. papers, circa 1930-1989. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Association of American Railroads. Trade literature, 1934-1961. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Papers, 1929-1970 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kanas Collection
referencedIn Victor Murdock Papers, 1824-1971, (bulk 1909-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Hopkins, Richard J., b. 1873. Papers, 1912-1941. Kansas State Historical Society
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associatedWith Association of American Railroads. corporateBody
associatedWith Hill, Clyde, 1912-1992. person
associatedWith Hopkins, Richard J., b. 1873. person
associatedWith Lewis, Ernest Irving, 1873-1947. person
associatedWith Manka, James Ashford, 1911-1970 person
correspondedWith Murdock, Victor. person
correspondedWith Murdock, Victor. person
associatedWith Reed, Clyde M. (Clyde Martin), Jr. person
associatedWith Scott, Charles F., b. 1860. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951 person
correspondedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944. person
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Kansas--Parsons
Parsons (Kan.)
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Newspapers
Newspaper editors
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Birth 1871-10-09

Death 1949-11-08

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