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Stanley E. Reed


Stanley E. Reed

(1951 - 2011)
Former President, Arkansas Farm Bureau
Marianna, Arkansas


Stanley E. Reed had an exceptional career in farming, the legal profession and in business. He established his law practice in Marianna in the mid-1970s, but the lure of the farm drew him back to the land, where he started farming with his father. Reed served on the Arkansas Farm Bureau board of directors from 1987 to 2008, being elected its president from 2003 to 2008. His position as president placed him on the board of directors for Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance of Arkansas, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company and the Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company, serving as its vice chairman 2006 to 2009.

Reed also served on the board of directors for Simmons National Bank, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Arkansas World Trade Center Board of Advisors and Baptist Health Systems. He earned a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1973 and a law degree from the University of Arkansas law school in 1976. He was a member of the University of Arkansas System board of trustees from 1998 to 2008, serving as its chairman from 2006 to 2008. He was honored in 2005 with a distinguished alumni award from the College of Engineering. Reed passed away in 2011.


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