Edwin Godwin Reade

Edwin Godwin Reade ( born November 13, 1812 Person County, North Carolina, † October 18, 1894 in Raleigh, North Carolina ) was an American politician of the Know-Nothing Party. He represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, and during the Civil War as a senator in the first Konföderiertenkongress.

After schooling Reade was first employed in agriculture, before he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835, after which he began practicing as a lawyer in Roxboro.

In 1854 he was elected for the Know-Nothings, the business ran under the name of American Party in Congress, where he served from March 4, 1855 until March 3, 1857; to the re-election he was not applied. At the beginning of the year 1864, appointed him Governor Zebulon Baird Vance of North Carolina as successor to the Minister of Justice of the Confederacy appointed George Davis in the Senate. This he was then only briefly on 22 January 1864 to the end of the session on 17 February 1864.

After the war Reade served in 1865 as President of the Convention on Reconstruction, which met in Raleigh. In 1868 he was appointed a judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court, a position he held until 1879. After that he worked in the banking industry.