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Robert Raymond REID

(1789-1841)

REID, Robert Raymond, a Representative from Georgia; born in Prince William Parish, Beaufort District, S.C., September 8, 1789; attended South Carolina College at Columbia; moved to Augusta, Ga.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in 1810; elected judge of the superior court of Georgia in 1816 and served until he was elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Forsyth; reelected to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses and served from February 18, 1819, to March 3, 1823; was not a candidate for renomination; judge of the middle circuit court of Georgia 1823-1825; judge of the city court of Augusta 1827-1832; United States judge for the district of east Florida 1832-1839; Governor of the Territory of Florida 1839-1841; president of the convention which framed a constitution for the State of Florida; died in Blackwood, near Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., July 1, 1841.

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

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