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Clyde Martin Reed (October 19, 1871-November 8, 1949) was an American politician from Kansas. October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Official language(s) None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 211 mi; 340 km 400 mi; 645 km 0. ...


Born in Champaign County, Illinois, he moved to Kansas with his family when he was four years old. After completeing a basic education, he taught school for a single year then began work as a federal employee, a position he would serve in different capacities for the next thirty years. He first worked for the railroad mail carrier service, rising to be superintendent of several areas throughtout the Midwest and then to the Railway Adjustment Division, Post Office Department superintendent. He resigned to run his Parsons, Kansas newspaper, the Parsons Sun. He then became Governor Henry J. Allen's personal secretary. Champaign County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Parsons is a city located in Labette County, Kansas, in the southeast section of Kansas between Erie, Kansas and Oswego, Kansas along Highway 400 near Big Hill Lake and Neosho State Lake & Park. ... Henry Justin Allen (September 11, 1868 - January 17, 1950) was Governor of Kansas (1919-1923), and U.S. Senator from Kansas (1929-31). ...


He was elected Governor of Kansas in 1929, known as a candidate for being extremely progressive. Shortly after he moved into the governor's mansion, the Great Depression began. Reed called an extra session of the state legislature to combat the troubles faced by Kansans dealing with the depression. The governor decided not to run for re-election, and returned to newspaper editing. When the anti-Semitic preacher Gerald B. Winrod ran for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in 1938 and seemed likely to win it, Reed was recruited by the mainstream political establishment as a popular figure who could prevent Winrod's election. Reed won the nomination and the election, and was re-elected in 1944. While in the Senate, his fellow Kansas Senator was also a former governor, Arthur Capper. He attempted to obtain the 1942 Republican nomination for governor of Kansas but failed. The Governor of Kansas holds the supreme executive power of the State as provided by the first article of the Kansas Constitution. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn, starting in 1929 and lasting through most of the 1930s. ... The Kansas Legislature is the legislature of that United States state. ... Reverend Dr. Gerald B. Winrod (1900 - November 11, 1957) was an evangelist, author, and political activist from Wichita, Kansas. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Cover of Time Magazine (January 18, 1926) Arthur Capper (July 14, 1865 - December 19, 1951) was an American politician from Kansas. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ...


Reed died in 1949 while on a visit home from the Senate. The papers from his Senate years are said to have been destroyed. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons.


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Preceded by:
Ben S. Paulen
Governor of Kansas
1929–1931
Succeeded by:
Harry H. Woodring
Preceded by:
George McGill
US Senator from Kansas, Class 3
1939–1949
Succeeded by:
Frank Carlson
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