REDING, John Randall (1805-1892)

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.

Dartmouth College Library
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH
Papers: 1827-1892, 0.2 linear foot.
The collection contains personal and professional correspondence and legal papers of John R. Reding. Included are letters and documents related to insuring ships or freighting and chartering ships. One letter describes John Reding's work as an apprentice printer and another letter, written by a friend, describes gold mining in California.

  • McLaughlin, John T. An examination of the report of the Honorable John R. Reding, of the House of Representatives upon the expenditures of the Florida Squadron. Washington: C. Alexander, printer ..., 1844.