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Charles Chester REID

(1868-1922)

REID, Charles Chester, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Clarksville, Johnson County, Ark., June 15, 1868; attended the public schools and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville 1883-1885; was graduated from the law department of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., in 1887; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Morrillton, Ark.; prosecuting attorney of Conway County 1894-1898; voluntarily retired from office in 1898 and resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1911); was not a candidate for renomination in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; again engaged in the practice of his profession in Little Rock, Ark., where he died on May 20, 1922; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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

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