Thomas Brackett Reed Statue

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Thomas Brackett Reed Statue

Western Promenade Park

Thomas Brackett Reed served Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the 36th and 38th Speaker of the House as well as a candidate for president. He was a supporter of women suffrage, as was his daughter, Katharine Reed Balentine, who in the West became active in the women's movement as founder of a California newspaper on women's suffrage, The Yellow Ribbon. Balentine also organized campaigns and events for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. The sculptor of the statue was Burr C. Miller; it was dedicated in 1908.