George Reid studied law at the University of Melbourne where he graduated LLB. After practising as a solicitor and barrister, Reid was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in 1947 as the Liberal member for Box Hill. He served in State Parliament from 1947 to 1952, and from 1955 until his retirement in 1973.
During his career he held a number of portfolios in the government, including Labour and Industry and Electrical Undertakings (1956 – 1965); Fuel and Power (1965 – 1970), and Attorney General (1967 – 1973).
(1903 – 1993)