Thomas Buck Reed

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Thomas Buck Reed
Thomas Buck Reed.jpg
Attorney General of Mississippi
In office
Governor George Poindexter
Walter Leake
Gerard Brandon
Preceded by Edward Turner
Succeeded by Richard Stockton
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
January 28, 1826 – March 4, 1827
Preceded by Powhatan Ellis
Succeeded by [Powhatan Ellis
In office
March 4, 1829 – November 26, 1829
Preceded by Thomas H. Williams
Succeeded by Robert H. Adams
Personal details
Born (1787-05-07)May 7, 1787
Lexington, Kentucky
Died November 26, 1829(1829-11-26) (aged 42)
Lexington, Kentucky
Political party Jacksonian

Thomas Buck Reed (May 7, 1787 – November 26, 1829) was a United States Senator from Mississippi.


Linden, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1938. Builder is not known but Thomas B. Reed is known as the first occupant. In 1840, Linden was purchased by Mrs. Janr Gustine Connor, great grandmother of present owner

Early life

Thomas Buck Reed was born on May 7, 1787 near Lexington, Kentucky. He attended the public schools and the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University.) He studied law and was admitted to the bar.


He commenced legal practice in Lexington in 1808. In 1809, he moved to Natchez, Mississippi and served as a city clerk in 1811. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Delegate to Congress in 1813, and was attorney general of Mississippi from 1821 to 1826. His party affiliation was Jacksonian.

In 1825, he was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives but declined to take his seat; he was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David Holmes and served from January 28, 1826, to March 3, 1827. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1827, but was again elected to the Senate in 1828 and served from March 4, 1829.

Personal life

He married Margaret Allison Ross Reed (1787-1838), the daughter of plantation owner Isaac Ross (1760-1836).[1]


He died on November 26, 1829 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery.

See also


  1. ^ Mississippi in Africa

External links

  • United States Congress. "Thomas Buck Reed (id: R000129)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Thomas Buck Reed at Find a Grave
Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Turner
Attorney General of Mississippi
Succeeded by
Richard Stockton
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Powhatan Ellis
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi
Served alongside: Thomas H. Williams
Succeeded by
Powhatan Ellis
Preceded by
Thomas H. Williams
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Mississippi
Served alongside: Powhatan Ellis
Succeeded by
Robert H. Adams
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