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REEVES, Henry Augustus, a Representative from New York; born in Sag Harbor, N.Y., December
7, 1832; attended private schools in Sag Harbor, the Southampton Academy, the
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for three years, and was graduated from
Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1852; studied law; was admitted to the
bar; edited the Republican Watchman in Greenport from 1858 until his death;
elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3,
1871); resumed newspaper interests; supervisor of Southold Town 1872-1894;
member of the State assembly in 1887; member of the State commission in lunacy
1889-1897; died in Greenport, Suffolk County, N.Y., March 4, 1916; interment in
Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, N.Y.
BibliographyBethauser, Margaret OConnor. Henry A. Reeves: The Career of a
Conservative Democratic Editor, 1858-1916.
Journal of Long Island History 9 (Spring 1973): 34-43.