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Henry A. (Ham) Reid, Jr. was born July 23, 1876
in Calcasieu, Louisiana, where he served as Sheriff of the County.  
He passed away on March 22, 1943 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana.  His son followed in his footsteps in name and as Sheriff.

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Times-Picayune     Feb. 12, 1919

The Daily States     Aug. 17, 1916

Reid, Henry A., sheriff of Calcasieu
        parish, Lake Charles, La., was born at Lake Charles, July 23, 1876; son
        of Alexander L. and Mary Ida (Guillory) Reid, the former of whom was a
        native of St. Martinville, La., and the latter of St. Landry parish,
        near the village of Washington. The paternal grandfather, David J. Reid,
        was a native of Scotland. He came to America at the age of 18 years,
        locating near the town of St. Martinville, La. In 1850 he moved from
        this first location to Lake Charles, where he was subsequently elected
        sheriff of Calcasieu parish. Upon the expiration of his term in this
        office he was re-elected to succeed himself, and after having served two
        terms as sheriff he became a candidate for the office of district judge,
        to which he was later elected and remained incumbent until the time of
        his death, in the year 1880.

Reid, Alexander L.
He attended the public
        schools of this latter place and when the course of instruction had been
        completed at these, entered Louisiana state university, from which in
        due time he graduated. Following the completion of his education he
        returned to Lake Charles and after some time was elected sheriff of
        Calcasieu parish. After serving two terms as sheriff, he was elected to
        the office of tax assessor, but after discharging the duties of this
        latter office 1 term he was elected mayor of the city of Lake Charles.
        The people of the city were so well pleased with his administration of
        the affairs of the municipality that they continued reelecting him to
        the office of mayor during six consecutive terms. In 1892 he moved from
        Lake Charles to New Orleans, having been appointed custom house
        inspector by the late President Cleveland. He remained incumbent of this
        latter office until the time of his death, Feb. 12, 1911.


 Reid Jr., Henry A. was the second of 2
        children born to his parents. The first born, Jennie, died at the age of
        7 years. Henry A. attended the public schools of Lake Charles, following
        which he entered the St. Isadore school at New Orleans, from which he
        graduated with the class of 1894. He then returned to Lake Charles and
        after a short time entered the service of the St. Louis, Watkins &
        Gulf R. R., so remaining until 1898, when, upon the beginning of the
        Spanish-American war, he enlisted as a member of Co. G, 1st Louisiana
        volunteer infantry; and served until mustered out Oct. 28, 1898. Shortly
        afterward he accepted employment with the New Orleans Street Railway
        Co., in New Orleans, remaining in this connection until Aug. 3, 1904,
        when he returned to Lake Charles and was there appointed deputy sheriff
        under his uncle, David J. Reid, and stationed at Bon Ami, in Calcasieu
        parish. Later he was appointed jailer and served 3 years in these joint
        offices. He then resigned and was appointed to the mounted police force
        of the city of Lake Charles, so remaining until March 5, 1911, when he
        resigned to become a candidate for the office of sheriff of the parish.
        He was duly elected to the latter office, assuming his duties as sheriff
        June 1, 1912, and is the present incumbent, with prospects favoring his
        re-election as long as he may desire. In Sept., 1900 Henry A. Reid was
        married to Miss Alice LaGroue, of Amite City, La. One daughter, Jennie
        May, has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Reid.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Dynasty:    1850 - 1980
David J. Reid, Henry A. Reid, Alexander L. Reid, Henry A. Reid, Henry A. Reid Jr.

Reid Sheriff Dynasty
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