- Item 22173 - Thomas Brackett Reed, Portland, ca. 1895
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- Item 22173
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Nicknamed "Czar" Reed for his control over the U.S. House of Representatives while Speaker of the House from 1889-91, 1895-99, Thomas Brackett Reed of Portland got his start in politics as a member of Maine House of Representatives in 1868.Show Details
He then served in the Maine Senate, as Maine attorney general and, from 1877-1899, as a U.S. Representative from Maine's First District.