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Jacob Owen Reynolds, LL.B.

Lexington, Kentucky


Humorist "Idea" Staff (2-3); Y. M. C. A. Cabinet (4); Assistant Editor "Idea" (3-4); Class Poet (4); Henry Clay Law Society; Choral Society; Democrat Club; Pennyroyal Club.

"Law take thy victim." Better watch out for J. Owen--he is apt to hand you a joke when you are least expecting it. He is the most popular man in the class, well versed in law, and a "big brother" to all the girls. Some day when he is a lawyer and all his friends take their troubles to him, as they do now, he may get past that "big brother" stage.

-The Kentuckian, 1915

Jacob Owen Reynolds (February 13, 1893 - December 12, 1964) was born in Slaughters, Kentucky to Warren Lee Reynolds and Ida Katherine Goodson. Reynolds practiced law in Lexington after receiving his LL.B.. His brother, Goodson Reynolds (UK Law '20), joined his practice in the 1920s. Reynolds was, at one time, the president of the Lexington chapter of the Red Cross. He was also the author of a pamphlet titled History of Epworth Methodist Church, Lexington, Kentucky (published in 1960). He married twice--his wives were Lucille Howard (1935-1937) and Winnifred Starks (1940-1964).