Reed, John (1), D.D., an American Unitarian divine, was born in Framingham, Mass., Nov. 11, 1751, and was educated at Yale College, class of 1772. He studied for the ministry, and became pastor at Bridgewater, Mass., in 1780. He finally took interest in political affairs, and was a member of Congress from 1794 to 1800. He died Feb. 17, 1831. He published various sermons and theological treatises of passing value. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:143.