Thomas Brackett Reed gavel, ca. 1890

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Thomas Brackett Reed of Portland served in Congress from 1877 until his resignation in 1899. He was the Speaker of the House of Representatives three times. This gavel was broken during a debate over the adoption of "Reed's Rules," which concerned quorum voting.

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About This Item

  • Title: Thomas Brackett Reed gavel, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1879
  • Subject Date: 1890
  • Town: Portland, Washington
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: DC, ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Local Code: 0040*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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