Albert L. Reeves, Jr.

Albert Lee Reeves Jr. ( born May 31, 1906 in Steelville, Crawford County, Missouri, † April 15, 1987 in La Jolla, California ) was an American politician. Between 1947 and 1949 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Albert Reeves was the son of Albert L. Reeves (1873-1971), who sat as a Member of the House of Representatives from Missouri and served from 1923 to 1954 as a federal judge on the United States District Court for Western Missouri. The younger Reeves attended the public schools in Kansas City and then studied at William Jewell College until 1927 in Liberty. In the years 1927 and 1928 he taught at Baylor University in Waco (Texas ). Then he set up his own training in 1929 with a degree from Harvard University continues. After studying law at the University of Missouri and his 1931 was admitted as a lawyer in Kansas City, he began to work in this profession. During the Second World War, Reeves served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He was employed in India, Burma and China. Upon retirement from military service in April 1946, he had brought it up to lieutenant colonel.

After his military service, Reeves again practiced as a lawyer. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1946 he was in the fifth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat Roger C. Slaughter on 3 January 1947. Since he has not been confirmed in 1948, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1949. This was marked by the tensions of the early Cold War.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Albert Reeves worked in Kansas City and Washington as a lawyer. He was also vice president of the local San Francisco company Utah Construction & Mining Co. He was also a director of the Marcona Corporation. He moved to Pauma Valley, California, where he spent his twilight years, and died on 15 April 1987 in La Jolla.