Reed, David Aiken

Reed, David Aiken

(1880–1953) U.S. senator; born in Pittsburgh, Pa. A lawyer and veteran of World War I, he was originally appointed and then elected to the U.S. Senate (Rep., Pa.; 1922–35). He wrote the national origins clause in the Reed-Johnson Immigration Act (1924). A conservative, he opposed the New Deal yet supported Roosevelt's defense policies.
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