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  Thomas Brackett Reed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Brackett Reed (October 18, 1839 – December 7, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Maine, and Speaker of the House from 1889–1891 and from 1895–1899.
Reed gained the support of young Theodore Roosevelt, whose influence with the newly elected delegate from the Dakota territories was the decisive factor.
Reed set out to put into practical effect his dictum that "The best system is to have one party govern and the other party watch"; this was accomplished by carefully studying the existing procedures of the U.S. House, most dating to the original designs written by Thomas Jefferson.
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 Thomas Brackett Reed - LoveToKnow 1911
THOMAS BRACKETT REED (1839-1902),1902), American statesman, was born in Portland, Maine, on the 18th of October 1839.
The "Reed Rules," drawn up by him, William McKinley and J. Cannon, were adopted on the 14th of February 1890; they provided that every member must vote, unless pecuniarily interested in a measure, that members present and not voting may be counted for a quorum, and that no dilatory motion be entertained by the speaker.
Reed was a remarkable personality, of whom many good stories were told, and opinions varied as to his conduct in the chair; but he was essentially a man of rugged honesty and power, whose death was a loss to American public life.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Thomas Brackett Reed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 N.S. – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and an influential founder of the United States.
His grandson, WILLIAM BRADFORD REED (1806-1876), graduated at the university of Pennsylvania in 1822, was a representative in the Pennsylvania legislature in 183435, attorney-general of the state in 1838, and a state senator in 1841.
Reeds brother, HENRY OPE] REED (1808-1854), graduated at the university of Pennsylvania in 1825, practised law in Philadelphia, and was assistant-professor of moral philosophy in the university of Pennsylvania in 183134 and professor of English literature and rhetoric there in 183554.
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 Thomas Brackett Reed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
'''Thomas Brackett Reed''' (October 18, 1839 - December 7, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Maine, and Speaker of the House from 1889-1891 and from 1895-1899.
Reed became city solicitor of Portland 1874-1877, before being elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1877, to September 4, 1899, when he resigned.
Reed gained the support of young Theodore Roosevelt, whose influence with the newly elected representatives from the Dakota territories was the decisive factor.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Reed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Reed College is a liberal arts college with 1340 students as of the fall of 2005 (45% men and 55% women), located in Portland, Oregon in the Eastmoreland neighborhood.
Re is also the god of the pharaohs and since the fourth dynasty the Egyptian kings styled themselves 'sons of Re'.
Re was usually portrayed as a man with the head of a falcon, crowned with the sun disc encircled by the uraeus.
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 Reed
The primary meaning of reed is a plant with a tall strong hollow stem that grows in large groups in shallow water or on marshy ground.
Reed also denotes the stem itself that is used for making the roofs of houses.
A reed is also a thin strip of material which vibrates to make music, often made from the stem of the reed plant.
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 Reed, Thomas Brackett - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As Speaker of the House (1889-91, 1895-99) he inaugurated the "Reed Rules" (1890)—one of which determined the House quorum by the count of members present rather than by the count of those voting.
"Czar" Reed, as he was known, also arbitrarily used the speaker's power of recognition to prevent minority obstruction and to facilitate orthodox Republican legislation in the face of strong opposition.
Reed's rules and the partisan theory of legislative organization.
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Thomas Brackett Reed, Speaker of the House in the Fifty-fourth Congress, in political life today the most prominent citizen of Maine, has long been recognized as one of the ablest leaders of the Republican party.
Reed did to the country during his first term as Speaker was the death blow which he gave to the assumed right of the minority to obstruct legislation.
Reed is a born debater, aggressive and cautious, able to strike the right nail on the right head, and at critical moments to condense a whole argument with epigrammatic brevity.
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 Hale Tribute to Thomas Brackett Reed
Yet brilliant as was Reed's record as a debater and as a party and parliamentary leader, he is best and most justly recalled as the Speaker who by giving a bold and courageous interpretation to the rules of this House rescued its procedure from discredit and enabled it to transact the Nation's business.
Reed alone remained calm, and when the House for a moment subsided he persisted in his count of Democrats present and not answering to the roll call.
Reed then stated at length the legal and constitutional reasons for his ruling with the precedents from other bodies in its support.
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 BookRags: Thomas Brackett Reed Biography
Thomas B. Reed was born on Oct. 18, 1839, in Portland, Maine, an origin stamped in the nasal drawl in which he delivered the corrosive witticisms for which he became famous.
Congressman Reed's first important assignment was to the "Potter Committee," appointed in 1878 to investigate alleged fraud in the Hayes-Tilden presidential election of 1876.
Representing the Republican minority, Reed demonstrated that his party was not alone in fraud and even managed to implicate the nephew of Democratic candidate Samuel J. Tilden.
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 House Document No. 108-204 The Cannon Centenary Conference: The Changing Nature of the Speakership
Reed, Cannon, and Gingrich were strong personalities, but much of their claim to institutional fame arises because they changed the culture and work ways of the House.
Thomas Brackett Reed and the ``Reed Rules'' The Pre-Reed Context.--Thomas Brackett Reed, Republican of Lewiston, Maine, became Speaker on December 2, 1889, at the start of the 51st Congress.
Reed returned as Speaker of the 54th (1895-1897) and 55th (1897-1899) Congresses; however, in 1899 he resigned from the House to protest what he characterized as President William McKinley's imperialist policies in the Philippines and Hawaii.
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 AMAsearchdetail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thomas Brackett Reed, an influential U.S. congressman, was born in Portland, Maine.
A lawyer by training, Reed served in the Maine state assembly (1868–1869) and state senate (1870), and as state attorney general after that.
As Speaker of the House (1889–1891, 1895–1899), he forced the adoption of the "Reed Rules." The new rules increased the Speaker's power, allowed a massive amount of Republican legislation to be passed quickly, and prevented obstructionist tactics by the minority party.
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 REED, JOSEPH (1741—1785) - Online Information article about REED, JOSEPH (1741—1785)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Reed was elected to Congress in 1784, but died in Philadelphia on the 5th of See also:
BRADFORD REED (1806-1876), graduated at the university of Pennsylvaniain 1822, was a representative in the Pennsylvania legislature 111 1834—35, See also:
HOPE REED (1808-1854), graduated at the university of Pennsylvania in 1825, practised.
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 Robert Allyn Reed
Professor Reed's branch is of colonial origin and dovetails with the ancestry of Speaker Thomas Brackett Reed.
Andrew D. Reed, the father of Professor Reed, was born in 1832, in Maine, and as a young man removed to Illinois, where he was married.
Reed: Robert Grider, born August 13, 1907, a bright and interesting lad who is making rapid progress in his studies, as shown by the fact that he is already in the fifth grade in the public schools; and Susan Bianca, born April 14, 1914.
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 Thomas Reed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Brackett Reed (1839–1902), Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from Maine
Thomas Buck Reed (1787–1829), United States Senator from Mississippi
Thomas C. Reed (born 1934), United States Secretary of the Air Force
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 Learn more about United States Republican Party in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Republican Party (often GOP for Grand Old Party) is a United States political party that was organized in Ripon, Wisconsin on February 28, 1854, as a party against the expansion of slavery.
It is not to be confused with the Democratic-Republican party of Thomas Jefferson.
Although the elephant had occasionally been associated with the party earlier, a cartoon by Thomas Nast, published in Harper's Weekly on November 7, 1874, is considered the first important use of the symbol [1].
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 Committee on Ways and Means,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A powerful orator and innovative Speaker of the House, Thomas Brackett Reed of Maine served as part of the three-man majority of the House Rules Committee along with the Chairmen of Ways and Means and Appropriations.
In 1896,Reed lost the Republican presidential nomination to William McKinley, the man he had started on the road to the White House by his appointment to the chairmanship of Ways and Means.
Reed himself served on the committee in five Congresses.
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 Definition of Thomas Brackett Reed
Reed, as a House freshman, was appointed to the Potter Commission investigate voting irregularities in the presidential election of 1876.
Reed gained the support of young Theodore Roosevelt, who's influence with the newly elected representatives from the Dakota territories was the decisive factor.
This was accomplished by carefully studying the existing procedures of the U.S. House, most dating to the original designs written by Thomas Jefferson.
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 John A. Barnes on Filibusters on National Review Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thomas B. Reed deserves better, for his name lives on in Reed's Rules, the guide to parliamentary procedure that governs the operations of the House of Representatives (and many state legislatures) to this day.
As for his own party, Reed was confident that the Democrats would react so wildly to any effort to abolish the silent filibuster that it would rally any wavering GOPers behind his effort.
Upon reaching the end, Reed declared that a quorum was present in the chamber.
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 The Judicial Confirmation Network
Liberal groups, on the other hand, have found some new icons of their own: volunteers dressed as a six-foot-wide golden scale and a human-size checkmark who paraded around downtown on Thursday afternoon to convey the importance of the filibuster to the system of checks and balances.
He invoked Thomas Brackett Reed from the annals of Maine history.
Reed "provides a uniquely historical Maine precedent for eliminating the filibuster of judicial nominees," Mr.
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 REED, THOMAS BRACKETT ... - Online Information article about REED, THOMAS BRACKETT ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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canna, a reed, tube, with the addition of the augmentative termination -on, -one)
Reed's Rules were published as a parliamentary See also:
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 Thomas Brackett Reed
REED, Thomas Brackett, legislator, born in Portland, Maine, 18 October, 1839.
He was graduated at Bowdoin in 1860, and studied law, but was appointed acting assistant paymaster in the navy, 19 April, 1864, and served until his honorable discharge, 4 November, 1865.
Reed is one of the chief members on the Republican side of the house, and is an effective debater.
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 Amazon.com: Missionary Stew: Books: Ross Thomas,Roger Simon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thomas just has a feel for topics that blend a foreign event with domestic political dirty tricks.
Thomas is funny and cynical, this complex story unfolds at breakneck speed.
Thomas had an interesting history, working for a union, in business and as political consultant (slipping in time to write some fine novels and a couple of screenplays, one for the interesting movie Bad Company).
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 Thomas Brackett Reed Collection
Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902; Bowdoin 1860), who became a member of the Maine bar in 1865, was elected to the Maine House in 1867 and 1868, the Maine Senate in 1869, and was Attorney General from 1870 through 1872.
A presidential candidate in 1896, Reed lost the Republican nomination to William McKinley.
Additionally, there is a set of microfiche, prepared in 1974 from an extensive collection of Reed material retained by the Reed family, containing speeches, diaries, manuscripts, and letters.
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 REED, Thomas Brackett (1839-1902) Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thomas Brackett Reed at Portland, Me., August 31, 1910.
T.B. Reed’s Oration.” In John T. Hull, ed., An Account of the Municipal Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Portland, July 4th, 5th and 6th, 1886, pp.
Exercises at the unveiling of the statue of Thomas Brackett Reed.
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 Final Exam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As always, your paper should be typed, double-spaced, with footnotes correctly citing sources according to Turabian.
Include at least one primary source about Reed but not by Reed.
Your essay should explain why Reed is a significant historical figure worth remembering.
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 Thomas Brackett Reed Collection
Biographical records, together with 20th century academic essays on Reed; clippings including obituaries, eulogies and biographical sketches; and printed ephemera relating to Reed.
Also includes typescript translations (compiled by researcher Robert Gallagher) of the diaries Reed wrote in French, 1882-1902, that appear on the Jenney microfiche.
Twelve scrapbooks of newspaper clippings pertaining to Thomas B. Reed and the political issues and campaigns of the day.
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 Chairmen`s Portraits :Committee on Ways & Means :: U.S. House of Representatives :
Thomas Brackett Reed (R-ME) Speaker of the House 51st, 54th-55th Congresses; and Ways & Means Member 48th-50th Congresses (1883-1889)
\nA powerful orator and innovative Speaker of the House, Thomas Brackett Reed of Maine served as part of the three-man majority of the House Rules Committee along with the Chairmen of Ways and Means and Appropriations.
Thomas Brackett Reed (R-ME) Speaker of the House 51st, 54th-55th Congresses
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