from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Reed, John 1887-1920. American journalist. A World War I correspondent, he was in Petrograd during the October Revolution (1917), an experience he recounted in Ten Days That Shook the World (1919). In 1919 he founded the American Communist Labor Party. Reed is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow.
  • Reed, Thomas Brackett 1839-1902. American politician. A U.S. representative from Maine (1877-1899), he twice served as Speaker of the House (1889-1891 and 1895-1899).
  • Reed, Walter 1851-1902. American physician and army surgeon who proved that yellow fever was transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

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  • proper n. A surname, a spelling variant of Reid.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.


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