Historical records matching David A. Reed, U.S. Senator
About David A. Reed, U.S. Senator
REED, David Aiken, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., December 21, 1880; attended private schools; graduated from Shadyside Academy, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1896, from Princeton University (N.J.) in 1900, and from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1903; admitted to the bar in 1903 and practiced in Pittsburgh, Pa., 1903-1917; chairman of the Pennsylvania Industrial Accidents Commission 1912-1915; during the First World War served as major in the field artillery 1917-1919; resumed the practice of law in Pittsburgh in 1919; appointed as a Republican on August 8, 1922, and elected on November 7, 1922, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3, 1923, caused by the death of William E. Crow, and on the same day was elected for the term commencing March 4, 1923; reelected in 1928, and served from August 8, 1922, to January 3, 1935; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Sixty-ninth Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Seventieth through Seventy-second Congresses); resumed the practice of law in Pittsburgh, Pa.; died in Sarasota, Fla., February 10, 1953; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
David Aiken Reed (December 21, 1880 – February 10, 1953) was an American lawyer and Republican party politician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate.
David Aiken Reed was born on December 21, 1880, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shady Side Academy, a Pittsburgh prep school, in 1896. He then obtained his college education at Princeton University, from which he graduated in 1900. He earned a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1903 and was admitted to the bar during the same year. He practiced law from 1903 to 1917 in Pittsburgh, also serving as chairman of the Pennsylvania Industrial Accidents Commission, until serving as a major in field artillery in World War I until 1919, after which he resumed practicing law.
Reed, a Republican, was appointed to the United States Senate on August 8, 1922, to fill a vacancy created by the death of William E. Crow. He was subsequently elected on November 7, 1922, to serve for the remainder of Crow's term and a six-year term in his own right, beginning in March 1923. Along with Congressman Albert Johnson, Senator Reed was a co-author of the Immigration Act of 1924, the purpose of which was to restrict the movement of Eastern and Southern Europeans into the United States, and prohibit Asian immigration in its entirety. Reed served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments and Committee on Military Affairs. He was reelected in 1928, but was unsuccessful in seeking reelection in 1934. His tenure in the U.S. Senate ended with the expiration of his term on January 3, 1935.
After serving in the U.S. Senate, Reed resumed practicing law in Pittsburgh until his death on February 10, 1953, in Sarasota, Florida. He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.