James Douglas Reid (James Douglas Reid)

James Douglas Reid

Business magnate. Although not the inventor, he was known as the “Father of the Telegraph,” being the first superintendent of the process in the U.S. and Europe, and publishing the first journals and history of the telegraph. He also built and ran several early telegraph lines, before the consolidation into Western Union by Hiram Sibley and his associates.  (bio by: Mount Hope NY)


  • March, 22, 1819
  • Scotland


  • April, 04, 1901
  • USA


  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • USA

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