|Creator:||Reid, Joseph Wiley, Sr.|
|Title:||Joseph Wiley Reid, Sr. papers|
|Quantity:||0.025 Linear feet (I folder; housed with minor collections MS 2235, - MS 2269)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of about 50 photos from Reid's World War II career in the Pacific Theatre, including some of General MacArthur, the signing of the treaty of Japan, and some after the bomb in Nagasaki. There is also evidence to support his application for VA disability, clippings and resumes of his activities, and a signed photograph of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.|
Joseph Wiley Reid, Sr. was a native of Sumter County, Georgia who fought in World War II. After the war, he attended Georgia Southwestern College and graduated from the University of Georgia as did his wife and later his son, J. W. Reid, Jr. He was involved in the textile industry in Dalton, Georgia, and also ran for political office.
"Douglas MacArthur, (26 Jan. 1880-5 Apr. 1964), commander of the Southwest Pacific Area Theater during the Second World War, supreme allied commander in occupied Japan, and commander of U.S. and United Nations forces during the first ten months of the Korean War, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Arthur MacArthur, a soldier, and Mary Pinckney Hardy."--from the American National Biography Online
"Jimmy Carter, the only Georgian elected president of the United States, held the office for one term, 1977-81. His previous public service included a stint in the U.S. Navy, two senate terms in the Georgia General Assembly, and one term as governor of Georgia (1971-75). After being defeated in the presidential election of 1980, he founded the Carter Center, a nonpartisan public policy center in Atlanta."--"Jimmy Carter (b. 1924)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 1, 2007: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
Rosalynn Carter was the wife of Jimmy Carter, former governor of Georgia and President of the United States.
Joseph Wiley Reid, Sr. papers, MS 2254. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.