REED, Thomas Buck, (1787 - 1829)

Senate Years of Service: 1826-1827; 1829-1829
Party: Jacksonian; Jacksonian

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

REED, Thomas Buck, a Senator from Mississippi; born near Lexington, Ky., May 7, 1787; attended the public schools and the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University); studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lexington in 1808; moved to Natchez, Miss., in 1809; city clerk in 1811; unsuccessful candidate for Delegate to Congress in 1813; attorney general of Mississippi 1821-1826; elected to the State house of representatives in 1825 but declined to take his seat; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David Holmes and served from January 28, 1826, to March 3, 1827; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1827; again elected to the United States Senate in 1828 and served from March 4, 1829, until his death in Lexington, Ky., November 26, 1829; interment in the Old Baptist Cemetery.