Stephen R. Reed

American politician

Stephen Russell Reed (August 9, 1949 – January 25, 2020)[1] was an American Democratic politician. He was the longest-serving mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was re-elected to seven four-year terms, from 1982 to 2010.[2] After leaving office, Reed faced charges on nearly 500 counts of theft, fraud and corruption.[3][4] He pled guilty to 20 charges and was sentenced to probation.[5][6] He was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Reed died in Harrisburg on January 25, 2020 of prostate cancer at the age of 70.[7]


  1. "PA Report 100" (PDF). Pennsylvania Report. Capital Growth, Inc. January 23, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-05-30.
  2. Charles Thompson (July 14, 2015). "Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen R. Reed charged with bribery, theft and dozens more criminal charges". Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  3. Howard Sheppard (July 14, 2015). "Attorney General Kane says Reed charges one of the most disturbing cases of public corruption". Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  4. Matt Miller (January 27, 2017). "Ex-Harrisburg Mayor Reed gets no jail time for stealing city artifacts". Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  5. Matt Miller (January 27, 2017). "City 'disappointed' former Mayor Reed will serve no jail time: Eric Papenfuse". Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  6. "Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed dies at 70". Pennlive. 25 January 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2020.

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