John Silas "Jack" Reed (October 22, 1887 – October 17, 1920) was an American journalist, poet, and socialist activist, best remembered for his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days That Shook the World. He was married to writer and feminist Louise Bryant. Reed died in Russia in 1920 and is one of only three Americans buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, the others being labor organizer Bill Haywood, and Charles Ruthenburg (the founder of the Communist Party USA). He was the oldest son of Charles J. Reed of Portland, Oregon, a United States marshal. 
Reed attended Harvard University. During his senior year in January 1910, Reed disappeared from campus for four days. He was noted as being "one of the wealthiest and most prominent men of the senior class." The newspaper noted that it was believed Reed was wandering the streets of New York in a mentally deranged condition, but a search by friends of all the hotels failed to locate him." 
Reed was sentenced to two days in jail for disorderly conduct at the silk strike in Patterson, New Jersey, in May 1913. He was a magazine writer from New York, and the arresting officer claimed Reed said that he was sent to Patterson to write an article that would "make boobs of the police." 
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John Reed United States Census, 1900
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"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSDK-75B : accessed 1 October 2017), John Reed in household of Charles J Reed, Precincts 17 and 18 Portland city Ward 4., Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54, sheet 3B, family 43, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,350.
United States Census, 1900 District 54 Sheet Number and Letter 3B Household ID 43 Line Number 97 Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number T623 GS Film Number 1241350 Digital Folder Number 004118824 Image Number 00174
John Silas Reed United States World War I Draft Registration Cards
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"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXBK-H1S : 12 December 2014), John Silas Reed, 1917-1918; citing Westchester County no 1, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,819,125.
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Affiliate Publication Number M1509 Affiliate Publication Title World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards GS Film Number 001819125 Digital Folder Number 005266768 Image Number 05724
John Silas Reed United States Passport Applications
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"United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJP-MYKG : 4 September 2015), John Silas Reed, 1917; citing Passport Application, District Of Columbia, United States, source certificate #62337, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, Roll 392, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,533,786.
United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925 Affiliate Publication Number M1490 Affiliate Publication Title Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 Affiliate Film Number Roll 392 GS Film Number 1533786 Digital Folder Number 007574773 Image Number 00517
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