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Daniel Alden Reed (September 15, 1875February 19, 1959) was a college football head coach and U.S. Representative from the state of New Yorkmarker. Born in Sheridanmarker, New Yorkmarker, he graduated from Cornell Universitymarker in 1898, where he was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. Reed was attorney for the excise department of New York from 1903 to 1909. He served in the House of Representatives as a Republican from 1919 until his death in Washington, D.C.marker, on February 19, 1959.

Coaching record

After playing football at Cornell Universitymarker, Reed coached at Cincinnatimarker, Penn Statemarker, and Cornellmarker. From 1899 to 1900 he coached at Cincinnati, and guided the Bearcats to a 8-6-1 record. He coached at Penn State in 1903, compiling a 5-3 record. From 1910 to 1911, he was the head coach at Cornell, where he led that team to a 12-5-1 record. His career record is 25-14-2.

Congressional career

During his years in Congress, Reed was the one of the most conservative members of the New Yorkmarker delegation, frequently scoring zeros from Americans for Democratic Action and was one of the few isolationists remaining in the New Yorkmarker delegation after World War II. Reed was also one of the few Republicans to consistently oppose banning the poll tax through legislative means, although he did vote in favor of anti-lynching legislation and the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

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