Friends Of The Blaine House

The Blaine House

John H. Reed

DATE OF BIRTH:  January 5, 1921

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Fort Fairfield

 

PROFESSION:  Potato Farmer

 

POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Republican

 

TERM IN OFFICE:  December 30, 1959 – January 5, 1967

 

FIRST LADY:  Cora M. Davison

 

QUOTE: There is much to be done in the field of safety on the job. In the last year of record the total of 44 on-the-job fatalities was the highest since we have kept reports. I believe that occupational safety supervision should be extended to all work places; that special attention be given the construction industry which is not now covered by a State Safety Service.

Inaugural Address, January 5, 1961

 

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Representative, State Senator (Senate President), Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, U. S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Moldives

Governor John H. Reed

FURTHER READING:

Hunt, H. Draper. “Governor John H. Reed,” The Blaine House, Home of Maine Governors. Augusta: Friends of the Blaine House, 1994, pp.143-157.

 

 



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