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Thomas Brackett Reed
Reed
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1839
Date of Death: 1902
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Parents: T.B. Reed Sr., Mathilda Mitchell
Affiliations: Republican Party
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): American Front
Type of Appearance: Posthumous(?) reference
Affiliations: Democratic Party
Thomas Brackett Reed, (October 18, 1839 – December 7, 1902), was a United States Representative from Maine, and Speaker of the House from 1889–1891 and from 1895–1899. He was a powerful leader of the Republican Party through much of the latter 19th century.

Thomas Reed in Southern VictoryEdit

Thomas Brackett Reed served as President of the United States in the late 19th century, succeeding the esteemed Alfred Thayer Mahan.[1] He was lionized as a hero of the Remembrance culture that controlled the country in the period between the Second Mexican War and the Great War. As President, Reed pledged to support Haiti's continued independence, refusing to allow the Confederate States to invade the island by entering into a treaty to protect Haiti from any C.S. attack.[2] Reed's face appeared on the U.S. half dollar coin.[3]

Literary commentEdit

Based on Sam Carsten's implication that President Mahan was in office 1889-1897, it has been tentatively deduced that Reed was most likely Mahan's immediate successor, and died in office (i.e. serving 1897-1902).

ReferencesEdit

  1. While the accomplishments of Reed's presidency are known, the exact dates of his presidency are speculation.
  2. American Front, pg. 213.
  3. Ibid. pg. 90.

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