Chauncey William Reed
CHAUNCEY WILLIAM REED was born June 2, 1890 in West Chicago, Du Page Cty, IL.   He passed away February 9, 1956 in Bethesda, MD.
Chauncey Reed was a Representative from Illinois. He attended public schools in West Chicago, and later, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He became the city treasurer of West Chicago, IL in 1913 and 1914.
He graduated from the Webster College of Law, Chicago, IL in 1915 and was admitted to the Bar the same year. He began his practice in Naperville, IL.
During the World War I, he served as a sergeant of Infantry, 86th Division. After the War, he resumed his practice of law in Naperville, IL.
He later served as State's Attorney in Du Page County from 1920 - 1935. He also was chairman of Du Page County Republican central commitee 1926-1934.
Chauncey W. Reed was elected as a Republican to the 74th and to the 10 succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Bethesda, MD on February 9, 1956. During this time, he was the Chairman of
the Committee of the Judiciary (83rd Congress). He is buried in Glen Oak Cemetery in West Chicago, IL.
His parents were William Thomas Reed and Margaret Campbell.
Contributed by
September 11, 1999
Photograph from the collection of Emma Scherer Mertz, contributed by Dyonne Brys.

See Mr. Reed's Congressional Biography in Political Graveyard, DuPage County.






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