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James Alexander Reed

  • Birth 9 Nov 1861 Richland County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 8 Sep 1944 Fairview, Oscoda County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 10727

Admitted to the bar in 1885; moved to Kansas City, Missouri and became prosecuting attorney from 1898-1900, Mayor of Kansas City from 1900-1904; elected as a Democrat to the US Senate in 1910; reelected in 1916 and again in 1922 and served until march 3, 1929; US Senator from Missouri 1909-1928; political ally of Jim and Tom Pendergast. He was also a prominent lawyer who prosecuted the celebrated Swope murder trial. He was a candidate for president in 1924, 1928 and 1932. He died at his home near Fairview, Michigan.

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  • Added: 11 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10727
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Alexander Reed (9 Nov 1861–8 Sep 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10727, citing Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .