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James Byron REED

(1881-1935)

REED, James Byron, a Representative from Arkansas; born near Lonoke, Lonoke County, Ark., January 2, 1881; attended the rural schools of his county and Hendrix College; graduated from the law department of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., 1906; admitted to the bar in 1906; lawyer, private practice; member of the Arkansas state house of representatives, 1907; prosecuting attorney of the seventeenth judicial district of Arkansas, 1912-1916; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Lewis E. Sawyer; reelected to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (October 6, 1923- March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928; died on April 27, 1935, in Little Rock, Ark.; interment in Lonoke Cemetery, Lonoke, Ark.

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

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