Ogden Rogers Reid

Ogden Rogers Reid

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 2 Mar 2019 (aged 93)
Waccabuc, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 197258892 · View Source
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US Congressman, US Ambassador. A member of the Republican Party (later Democrat), he served New York's 26th (1963 to 1973) and 24th (1973 to 1975) Congressional Districts in the United States House of Representatives. His father Ogden Mills Reid was the publisher of The Herald Tribune until his death in 1947, after which his wife Helen Rogers Reid became publisher. During World War II, he served as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division of the United States Army. Following his return home, he enrolled at Yale University from where he attained a Bachelor of Arts degree. He went on to study at Brandies University and Bar-IIan University in Israel, before going to work at his family's newspaper, initially as a mailroom clerk. He rose to photographer and reporter, prior to serving as vice president and in 1955, he became president. The publication would be sold in 1958 due to lacking of circulation. In 1959, President Eisenhower appointed Reid to serve as Ambassador to Israel (1959 to 1961). He succeeded Edwin B. Dooley in Congress and during his tenure, he showed Liberal tendencies which included support for Civil Rights and antipoverty legislation. In 1972, he switched his political allegiance to Democratic and served his final term in Congress with that affiliation. Reid had an unsuccessful bid for Governor of New York in in 1974. After leaving Washington, he served as Commissioner of Environmental Conservation for the State of New York. His last attempt at political office was a failed bid to serve as Westchester County Executive in 1983.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 197258892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ogden Rogers Reid (24 Jun 1925–2 Mar 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 197258892, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .