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Reed, Sue M., 1910-2006



  • Existence: 1910 - 2006


Sue M. Reed was born on February 19, 1910 in Franklin County, Iowa. She attended Des Moines University and the University of Commerce (now the American Institute of Business.) Reed worked from 1935 to 1945 in the War Department in the Quartermaster Department, in which clothing and subsistence was provided for a body of troops, and in the War Ordnance Department, which was in charge of procuring, distributing, and storing military supplies. She also worked inthe Iowa House of Representatives as journal clerk and chief journal clerk from 1950 to 1973.

Reed was an advocate for greater participation by women in civic and political affairs. She served as state president of the Iowa Council of Republican Womenfrom 1963 to 1964. She also held the positions of membership chairman of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) from 1970 to 1971 and historian for the NFRW from 1972 to 1975.

Iowa governor Robert D. Ray appointed Sue Reed as a public member of the State Medical Assistance Advisory Council in 1971. Reed was also the state volunteer chairman and the Polk County coordinator for the Nixon re-election campaign in 1972.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sue M. Reed papers

Identifier: IWA0130

Republican Party activist and officer of Iowa and National Federations of Republican Women, 1950s-1970s.

Dates: 1934-1996