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 Robert Raymond Reid

Robert Raymond Reid

Birth
Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
Death 1 Jul 1841 (aged 51)
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Burial Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Plot Grave is located to the left corner of the cemetery.
Memorial ID 22158672 · View Source
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US Congressman. Florida Governor. He attended South Carolina College and then moved to Augusta, Georgia to study law, attaining admission to the bar in 1810. In 1816 he was elected Judge of the Georgia Superior Court, serving until 1819. In 1818 he was the successful Democratic-Republican nominee for the US House of Representatives seat left vacant by John Forsyth's resignation. Reid was elected to full terms in 1818 and 1820 and served from February, 1819 to March, 1823. He served as Judge of Georgia's Circuit Court from 1823 to 1825, and Augusta's City Court from 1827 to 1832. In 1832 Reid was appointed US District Judge for East Florida, serving until 1839, and was President of the Florida convention that prepared and ratified the Constitution that led to statehood. In December 1839 President van Buren appointed him Governor of Florida Territory, and he served until the end of van Buren's administration in March, 1841. Reid died suddenly in a yellow fever epidemic shortly after the end of his term as Governor.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 13 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22158672
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Raymond Reid (7 Sep 1789–1 Jul 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22158672, citing Blackwood-Harwood Plantations Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .