Jamestown, Rhode Island , United States
|| November 12, 1949
Oct 25, 2013 07:32pm
Caucasian - Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Labor - Married - Special Forces - U.S. Army - Catholic - Straight -
|Info||John Francis Reed |
Jack Reed is the 47th United States Senator from Rhode Island. Elected to the Senate in 1996, Reed, who succeeded Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI), previously served three terms as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District.
Reed was born in 1949 in Providence, Rhode Island and since 1950 has resided in Cranston, Rhode Island. After graduating from LaSalle Academy in Providence, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971. Following his graduation from West Point and receiving an active duty commission in the United States Army, Reed attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he received a Masters of Public Policy. Reed, an Army Ranger and a paratrooper, served in the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantry Platoon leader, a Company Commander and a Battalion Staff Officer. He returned to West Point in 1978 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences.
Reed resigned from the Army as a Captain in 1979 and enrolled in Harvard Law School. In 1982, he graduated from Harvard and served a year as an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Sutherland, Asbill, and Brennan. In 1983, he returned to Rhode Island and joined Edwards and Angell, a Providence law firm. Reed was elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1984 and served for three terms. In 1990, Reed was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.