REAMS, Henry Frazier, (1897 - 1971)


Campaign button, 1950-1954, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

REAMS, Henry Frazier, a Representative from Ohio; born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., January 15, 1897; attended the public schools of Tennessee; during First World War enlisted as a private in 1918 and served with the Fifty-eighth Field Artillery, United States Army, until discharged as a lieutenant in 1919; graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1919 and from Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tenn., in 1922; was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1920 and commenced the practice of law in Nashville; moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1922, admitted to the Ohio bar in 1923, and continued the practice of law; delegate to Democratic National Conventions in 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, and 1956; prosecuting attorney of Lucas County, Ohio, 1933-1937; member of Toledo Port Commission 1939-1945; collector of internal revenue at Toledo, Ohio, 1942-1944; State director of public welfare in 1945 and 1946; president and treasurer of Community Broadcasting Co. 1937-1960; also interested in the banking business; trustee of Bowling Green State University 1948-1957; delegate to the Council of Europe at Strasbourg in 1951 and to the Interparliamentary Union Conferences in Washington, D.C., in 1953 and in Vienna, Austria, in 1954; elected as an Independent to the Eighty-second and to the Eighty-third Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; chairman of board, Reams Broadcasting Corp. since 1965; died in Oakland, Calif., September 15, 1971; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.