John H. Reed
DATE OF BIRTH: January 5, 1921
PLACE OF BIRTH: Fort Fairfield
Date of Death: October 31, 2012
Place of Death: Washington DC
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
Hunt, H. Draper. “Governor John H. Reed,” The Blaine House, Home of Maine Governors. Augusta: Friends of the Blaine House, 1994, pp.143-157.