James W. Reid (politician)

James Wesley Reid ( born June 11, 1849 in Wentworth, Rockingham County, North Carolina; † January 1, 1902 in Lewiston, Idaho ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1886 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After a good primary education James Reid attended until 1869, the Emory and Henry College in Emory ( Virginia). He then worked for some time as a teacher at this school. After a subsequent law degree in 1873 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began practicing in Wentworth in this profession. Between 1874 and 1884, Mr. Reid eunuchs in Rockingham County. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Following the resignation of Mr Alfred Moore Scales he was in the due election for the fifth seat from North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 28 January 1885. After a re-election, he could remain until his resignation on December 31, 1886 in Congress.

In 1887, James Reid moved to Lewiston in what was then Idaho Territory, where he worked as a lawyer. In 1889, he was Vice President of the Constituent Assembly of the future State of Idaho. Since 1893, he served as curator of the Lewiston State Normal College. In the years 1896 and 1900 was a delegate to the Democratic National Reid conventions, on each of which William Jennings Bryan was nominated as a presidential candidate. He died on January 1, 1902 in Lewiston.