REED, Daniel Alden

REED, Daniel Alden
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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REED, Daniel Alden, a Representative from New York; born in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y., September 15, 1875; attended the public schools in Sheridan and in Silver Creek, N.Y.; was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1898; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and practiced in Silver Creek and later in Dunkirk, N.Y.; attorney for the excise department of the State of New York 1903-1909; sent by the Government of the United States on a special mission to France in 1917 and 1918; director of the Dunkirk Trust Co.; lecturer on commercial and civic subjects; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the twenty succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his death; chairman, Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions (Sixty-eighth Congress), Committee on Education (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses), Committee on Ways and Means (Eighty-third Congress), Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Eighty-third Congress); delegate to the Interparliamentary Union meeting in Rome, Italy, in 1948, and represented the United States at subsequent meetings in Sweden, Switzerland, and France; died in Washington, D.C., February 19, 1959; interment in Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, N.Y.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library

Ithaca, NY
Papers: 1914-1959. 90 feet. Correspondence, speeches, press releases, bills introduced, financial records and other personal papers, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and photographs, chiefly relating to his congressional service. Indexed in general card catalog; unpublished guides available. Restricted.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bulkey, Peter B. "Daniel A. Reed: A Study in Conservatism." Ph.D. diss., Clark University, 1972.

[Reed, Daniel Alden]. Current tax payment act of 1943. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1943.

------. Individual income tax act of 1944. Questions and answers relating to Public law no. 315, "An act to provide for simplification of the individual income tax" approved May 29, 1944. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1944.

------. Servicemen's federal income taxes. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1945.

United States. 86th Cong., 1st sess., 1959. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Daniel Alden Reed, late a Representative from New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1959.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Ways and Means - Chair
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