David Addison Reese

David Addison Reese ( born March 3 1794 in Charlotte, North Carolina, † December 16, 1871 in Auburn, Alabama ) was an American politician. Between 1853 and 1855 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Reese attended the public schools of his home. At times, he also received private lessons. After a subsequent study of medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and his medical license, he started in Elberton to work in his new profession. Later he moved his practice and his residence to Monticello. At the same time he embarked on a political career.

From 1829 to 1836 Reese was several times member of the Senate of Georgia. At that time he joined the Whig party to. For 25 years he was curator of the University of Georgia in Athens. In the congressional elections of 1852 Reese in the seventh constituency of Georgia was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Alexander H. Stephens on March 4, 1853. Until March 3, 1855, he completed a term in Congress. This was marked by the tensions prior to the Civil War.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives David Reese moved to Auburn, Alabama, where he practiced as a doctor again. He is also passed on December 16, 1871.