He spent childhood in Charlotte, N.C., the son of a neurosurgeon, and graduated first in his class at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. At Princeton he majored in biology, was a football manager for three years, and actively played intramurals for Tower Club. His senior-year roommates were Gough, Hazen, Dave Johnson, Knapp, and Ron Morgan. He received Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi honors.
After finishing Harvard Medical School, he trained in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Reid loved living in New York City, saying, “I never would have guessed that I would become a New Yorker.” He served as a urologist with Draper Lavengood Ward and Pitts, and taught urology residents. He wrote in our 25th-reunion yearbook that caring for people was “a great self-fulfillment … and the reason I wanted to become a physician.”
The class shares its sorrow with his wife, Marguerite; and sons Will and Bradley.