James Byron Reed
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 6th district
In office
October 6, 1923 – March 3, 1929
Preceded byLewis E. Sawyer
Succeeded byDavid Delano Glover
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1881-01-02)January 2, 1881
Lonoke, Lonoke County
Arkansas, USA
DiedApril 27, 1935(1935-04-27) (aged 54)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Resting placeLonoke Cemetery in Lonoke, Arkansas
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceLonoke, Arkansas
Alma materHendrix College
University of Arkansas

James Byron Reed (January 2, 1881 – April 27, 1935) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas' former 6th congressional district.

Born near Lonoke, Arkansas, Reed attended the rural schools of his county and Hendrix College, a Methodist institution in Conway, Arkansas. In 1906, he graduated from the law department of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and was admitted to the bar that same year. A lawyer in private practice, he was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives in the 1907 session. From 1912 to 1916, Reed he was the prosecuting attorney of the 17th Judicial District Court.

Reed was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Lewis E. Sawyer. He was reelected to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (October 6, 1923 - March 3, 1929). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928, having been unseated by David Delano Glover, a lawyer from Malvern, Arkansas.

Reed died on April 27, 1935, in Little Rock and is interred at Lonoke Cemetery in his native Lonoke.


  • United States Congress. "James B. Reed (id: R000119)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lewis E. Sawyer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
David Delano Glover