Joseph Rea Reed by David J. Gue. 1835-1925. Lawyer, soldier, public official. Born in Ashland County, Ohio, March 12, 1835. Removed to Adel, Iowa, 1857. First Lieutenant, 2nd Battery, Light Artillery, Civil War. State Senator, 11, 12, Iowa General Assembly, 1866-1870. District Court Judge, 1872-1884. Judge, Iowa Supreme Court, 1884-1889. United States Congressman, 1889-1891. Chief Justice, Court of Land Claims following term in Congress, served to 1904.
Portrait of a man, seated, positioned left but looking straight on, wearing a dark suit, white hair, mustache, and bushy white beard that rests on his chest. Brown background. Gilded frame with nameplate. 50 x 44"
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