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Robert Raymond ReidRoster ID 1992
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1875|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Robert Raymond Reid, Class of 1875: Genealogy: Born- March 12, 1855 in Canton, Madison Co. Miss. Father- Dr. Columbus Reid of South Carolina; Mother- Francis McKie of Tennessee. Pat. Grandfather- Zachariah Reid of Virginia; Pat. Grandmother- Rebecca Herndon of South Carolina. Mat. Grandparents- unknown. Married- 1st- Clara J. Brown, daughter of James Brown and Lucinda Barker; 2nd- Eva Seymour, daughter of John W. Seymour and Clotilda Ligon; 3rd- Katherine E. Buck, (parents unknown). Children- 1- Mrs. W. W. Godfroy (given name unknown); 2- Eva Reid; 3- Clara Reid; 4- Mrs. T. J. Freeman (given name unknown); 5- Mrs. Quincy Werlein (given name unknown); 6- Judge Columbus Reid; 7- Shelby S. Reid; 8- Katherine Reid; 9- Horace Reid; 10- Mary Belle Reid; 11- Neville Reid. He had 15 children all together. Only 11 survived him. We have no information on which children came from which marriage. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 2, 1873 as 2nd Classman (Junior); Graduated July 2, 1875 ranking 15th in a class of 45. Studied law at the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University) and under E. R. Craig. Careers: Began practicing law in Amite in 1877; elected District Judge in 1892 and served until 1904; as a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1921, he served on various committees and was chairman of the "Bill of Rights Committee"; became a judge of the Fifth Supreme Court District in the fall of 1922, but died a little more than a week after he was seated. He was buried in his Supreme Court Justice robe. He was also a member of the Masonic Order, the Knights of Honor, the American Legion of Honor, the Knights of Pythias and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died- Jan. 15, 1923 in Amite, LA. Buried in Amite Cemetery.|