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Attorney Thomas B. Reed was a Maine politician who was eventually elected to Congress, setting up regulations on legislative processes in the House.
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Born on October 18, 1839, in Portland, Maine, Thomas B. Reed went on to practice law and was elected to his state legislature, later joining the House of Representatives as a Republican. Elected speaker, he came up with long-lasting ordinances on legislative processes that would be known as the Reed Rules. Resigning in opposition to the Spanish-American War, Reed died on December 7, 1902.
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