Newton B. Reed, a distinguished lawyer, has practiced law in Woonsocket, Sanborn County, for over two decades. As the first county judge, he played a prominent role in the county’s establishment, originally part of Miner County. Born in Illinois, Reed received his education at the Illinois State Normal University and the Illinois Wesleyan University. In 1882, he moved to South Dakota and settled in Woonsocket, where he has since built a successful legal career. Known for his Republican Party affiliation and civic involvement, Reed has made significant contributions to the development of Sanborn County, including his instrumental role in the creation of a beautiful artesian lake.