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Chauncey William REED

(1890-1956)

REED, Chauncey William, a Representative from Illinois; born in West Chicago, Du Page County, Ill., June 2, 1890; attended the public schools and Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; city treasurer of West Chicago, Ill., in 1913 and 1914; was graduated from the Webster College of Law, Chicago, Ill., in 1915; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Naperville, Ill.; during the First World War served as a sergeant of Infantry, Eighty-sixth Division; resumed practice of law at Naperville, Ill.; served as State’s attorney of Du Page County 1920-1935; chairman of Du Page County Republican central committee 1926-1934; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Bethesda, Md., February 9, 1956; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Eighty-third Congress); interment in Glen Oak Cemetery, West Chicago, Ill.

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

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