Andrew Reed, an English clergyman, born in London, Nov. 27, 1788, died there, Feb. 25, 1862. He studied at Hackney college, and in 1811 was ordained pastor of the Independent congregation in New Road chapel. In 1831 he removed with his congregation to Wycliffe chapel, Stepney, where he continued till his death. In 1834 he was deputed, with the Rev. James Matheson, by the Congregational union of England and Wales, to visit the United States and report on the state of religion and education there; and on his return he published with Mr. Matheson "Visit to the American Churches " (2 vols., New York and London, 1836). He founded the London orphan asylum in 1813, the infant orphan asylum in 1827, the asylum for fatherless children at Croydon, the asylum for idiots at Reigate, and the royal hospital for incurables, and left bequests to these institutions. He published "No Fiction" (London, 1818; 24th ed., 1860); "Martha" (1836); "The Day of Pentecost" (1839); "The Revival of Religion," and "Earnest Piety essential to Eminent Usefulness" (1839); and "Advancement of Religion the Claim of the Times" (1847). - See "Memoirs of the Life and Labors of Andrew Reed, D. D." (1863), by his sons Charles and Andrew. The former is a proprietor of the London "Daily News" and president of the Sunday school union of England and Wales; he was elected to parliament in 1872, and in 1873 was a delegate to the conference of the evangelical alliance in New York.