REDING, JOHN RANDALL, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Portsmouth, N.H., October 18,
1805; attended the common schools; was apprenticed to the printer's trade and subsequently became
an editor; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4,
1841-March 3, 1845); naval storekeeper at Portsmouth 1853-1858; mayor of Portsmouth in 1860;
member of the State house of representatives 1867-1870; died in Portsmouth, N.H., October 8,
1892; interment in Haverhill Cemetery, Haverhill, N.H.