REED, Stuart Felix, (1866 - 1935)


REED, Stuart Felix, a Representative from West Virginia; born near Philippi, Barbour County, W.Va., January 8, 1866; attended the common schools; taught in country schools; was graduated from the Fairmont State Normal School in 1885 and from the law department of the University of West Virginia at Morgantown in 1889; founded and edited the Athenaeum (college journal) in 1889; editor of the Telegram in Clarksburg 1890-1898; member of the State senate 1895-1899; postmaster of Clarksburg 1897-1901; president of the board of trustees of Broaddus College 1901-1908; member of the International Tax Conference at Louisville, Ky., in 1909; secretary of State of West Virginia 1909-1917; president of the Association of American Secretaries of State in 1915; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1925); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Sixty-seventh Congress), Committee on District of Columbia (Sixty-eighth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1924; engaged in literary pursuits; resided in Washington, D.C., until his death there July 4, 1935; interment in Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, W.Va.