|Confederate States Senator|
from North Carolina
January 22, 1864 – February 18, 1864
|Preceded by||George Davis|
|Succeeded by||William Graham|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from North Carolina's 5th district
March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1857
|Preceded by||James Clay|
|Succeeded by||John Gilmer|
Edwin Godwin Reade
November 13, 1812
Person County, North Carolina
|Died||October 18, 1894 (aged 81)|
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reade served a single term in the 34th United States Congress as a member of the American Party (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857), and refused to run for re-election in 1856. In 1863, Governor Zebulon Vance appointed Reade to the Confederate Senate to fill the seat of George Davis, who had resigned to become the Confederacy's Attorney General.
Following the Civil War, Reade presided over the Reconstruction convention in 1865 in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1868, he was named as associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, a post he held until 1879. Following his retirement from government, Reade engaged in banking in Raleigh, where he died in 1894. He is buried in Raleigh's Oakwood Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Edwin Godwin Reade (id: R000095)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved April 11, 2009.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 5th congressional district
|Confederate States Senate|
| Confederate States Senator (Class 1) from North Carolina
Served alongside: William Dortch