Edward Reed Jr., federal judge in Nevada, dies at 88

Krista Hostetler

Edward Reed Jr., federal judge in Nevada, dies at 88

CREATED Jun. 2, 2013

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- U.S. District Judge Edward C. Reed Jr., who was appointed to the bench in Reno by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, died Saturday at the age of 88.

Reed High School in Sparks was named for the Nevada native because he served on the Washoe County School Board from 1956 to 1972 before he was appointed to the judgeship.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that after he graduated from Reno High School in 1942, Reed served as an Army staff sergeant during World War II in the European Theater and the South Pacific. He was a prisoner of war in Germany in 1945.

Reed graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1949 and from Harvard Law School in 1952.

He served as a special deputy attorney general for water rights litigation from 1967 to 1979.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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