Old Politicals Auction #13
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Excellent cell stud with great slogan and attribute to newspaper. Reed was occasionally ridiculed as Czar Reed, was a U.S. Representative from Maine, and Speaker of the House from 1889–1891 and from 1895–1899. He was a powerful leader of the Republican Party but was unable to stop the Spanish-American War.; acting assistant paymaster, United States Navy, from April 19, 1864, to November 4, 1865; was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced practice in Portland, Maine; member of the State house of representatives in 1868 and 1869; served in the State senate in 1870; attorney general of Maine 1870-1872; city solicitor of Portland 1874-1877; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1877, to September 4, 1899, when he resigned; Speaker of the House of Representatives (Fifty-first, Fifty-fourth, and Fifty-fifth Congresses). Reed tried to obtain the Republican nomination for President in 1896, but Ohio Governor McKinley's campaign manager, Mark Hanna, blocked his efforts. In 1898 Reed supported McKinley in efforts to head off war with Spain. When McKinley switched to support for the war, Reed disagreed. He resigned from the Speakership and from his seat in Congress in 1899 to enter private law practice. Estimate: $100-125
Thomas Reed Image 7/8 Cell Stud “Compliments Portland Evening Express….For President, Thomas B Reed” US Speaker of the House, Presidential Hopeful 1896 MaineThomas Reed Image 7/8 Cell Stud “Compliments Portland Evening Express….For President, Thomas B Reed” US Speaker of the House, Presidential Hopeful 1896 Maine
Thomas Reed Image 7/8" Cell Stud “Compliments Portland Evening Express….For President, Thomas B Reed” US Speaker of the House, Presidential Hopeful 1896 Maine
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Minimum Bid: $50
Final prices include buyers premium.: $170
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Friday, February 24, 2012.

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