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  • ID: I534899
  • Name: Henry Frazier REAMS
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 JAN 1897 in Franklin, Williamson Co., TN
  • Event: Military service BET 1918 AND 1919 Lt., U.S. Army
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio BET 3 JAN 1951 AND 3 JAN 1955
  • Death: 15 SEP 1971 in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA
  • Burial: Woodlawn Cem., Toledo, Tama Co., IA
  • Event: Pic Henry Frazier Reams
  • Note:
    REAMS, Henry Frazier, a Representative from Ohio; born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., January 15, 1897; attended the public schools of Tennessee; during First World War enlisted as a private in 1918 and served with the Fifty-eighth Field Artillery, United States Army, until discharged as a lieutenant in 1919; graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1919 and from Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tenn., in 1922; was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1920 and commenced the practice of law in Nashville; moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1922, admitted to the Ohio bar in 1923, and continued the practice of law; delegate to Democratic National Conventions in 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, and 1956; prosecuting attorney of Lucas County, Ohio, 1933-1937; member of Toledo Port Commission 1939-1945; collector of internal revenue at Toledo, Ohio, 1942-1944; State director of public welfare in 1945 and 1946; president and treasurer of Community Broadcasting Co. 1937-1960; also interested in the banking business; trustee of Bowling Green State University 1948-1957; delegate to the Council of Europe at Strasbourg in 1951 and to the Interparliamentary Union Conferences in Washington, D.C., in 1953 and in Vienna, Austria, in 1954; elected as an Independent to the Eighty-second and to the Eighty-third Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; chairman of board, Reams Broadcasting Corp. since 1965; died in Oakland, Calif., September 15, 1971; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Herschel Burger REAMS b: 31 JAN 1854 in Cannon Co., TN
    Mother: Tabitha FRAZIER b: 1867 in Hickman Co., TN

    Marriage 1 Crystal Berdice PETREE b: 10 FEB 1899 in Missouri
    • Married: 27 JUN 1924 in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH
    1. Has Children Martha Lee REAMS b: 27 AUG 1925 in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH
    2. Has No Children Henry Frazier REAMS , Jr. b: 21 OCT 1929 in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH
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