Dec. 22, 1889 Butler Johnson County Tennessee, USA
Mar. 19, 1961 Bethesda Montgomery County Maryland, USA
US Congressman. Elected to represent Tennessee's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving first from 1921 to 1931, then from 1933 to 1947, and finally from 1951 until his death in officer in 1961. He had served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1946 to 1948. When he died, his widow, Louise Goff Reece, succeeded him in Congress and finished out his term.
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He never liked his first name, Brazilla--acquired from his fighting ancestor--War of 1812 General Brazilla Carroll Reece--but he lived up to it for 71 years...He served Our Country honorably. -
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