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Joseph Reed

Lawyer from United States of America

Joseph Reed Joseph Reed (August 27, 1741 – March 5, 1785) was a lawyer, military officer and statesman of the Revolutionary Era who lived the majority of his life in Pennsylvania, United States. He served as a president of the Continental Congress and, while in Congress, signed the Articles of Confederation. He served as President of Pennsylvania's Supreme Executive Council, a position analogous to the modern office of Governor. Reed was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Andrew Reed, a shopkeeper and merchant, and Theodosia Bowes. His brother, Bowes Reed (1740–1794), would serve as a colonel in the Revolutionary War and as Secretary of State of New Jersey. The family moved to Philadelphia shortly after Reed's birth and, as a boy, Reed was enrolled at Philadelphia Academy (later to be known as the University of Pennsylvania). He received his bachelor's degree from the College of New Jersey (later known as Princeton University) in 1757 and, soon after, began his professional education under Richard Stockton. In the summer of 1763, Reed sailed for England, where, for two years, he continued his studies in law at Middle Temple in London. During the course of his studies, Reed became  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1741-08-27
Place of birth
Trenton
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Esther de Berdt
Siblings
Bowes Reed
Profession
Judge, Statesman, Lawyer

Education

Institution From To
Princeton University

Death

Date of death
1785-03-05
Place of death
Philadelphia

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