|69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
REED, James Byron, a Representative from Arkansas; born near Lonoke, Lonoke County, Ark., January
2, 1881; attended the rural schools of his county and Hendrix College; graduated from the law
department of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., 1906; admitted to the bar in 1906;
lawyer, private practice; member of the Arkansas state house of representatives, 1907; prosecuting
attorney of the seventeenth judicial district of Arkansas, 1912-1916; elected as a Democrat to the
Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Lewis E.
Sawyer; reelected to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (October 6, 1923- March 3, 1929);
unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928; died on April 27, 1935, in Little Rock, Ark.;
interment in Lonoke Cemetery, Lonoke, Ark.