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Edward James Reed

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Edward James Reed 
Son of John Reed
Date (from)(Date to)Event
20 September 1830 Born (Sheerness)
1851 Married Rosetta, daughter of Nathaniel Barnaby and sister of the Nathaniel Barnaby (1829-1915) who subsequently succeeded Reed as Chief Constructor
1852 Graduated from the Central School of Mathematics and Naval Architecture at Portsmouth, and appointed supernumerary draughtsman in the mould loft at Sheerness
9 July 18638 July 1870Chief constructor of the Royal Navy (until he resigned following the vituperative arguments concerning the Captain, and other technical issues)
1868 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
1868 Wrote Shipbuilding in Iron and Steel
1869 Wrote Our Ironclad Ships
12 February 18747 April 1880M.P. (Liberal) for Pembroke
1876 (F.R.S.) Fellow of the Royal Society
7 April 188018 July 1895M.P. (Liberal) for Cardiff
14 August 1880 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
1884 Wrote Treatise on the stability of ships
13 February 18869 August 1886Lord of the Treasury in Gladstone's 3rd ministry
10 October 190017 January 1906M.P. (Liberal) for Cardiff
March 1905 Joined Liberal Unionists
30 November 1906 Died (London)

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