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Almon Heath Read

Almon Heath Read

American politician
Almon Heath Read
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Intro American politician
Was Politician Lawyer
From United States of America
Type Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 12 June 1790, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death 3 June 1844 (aged 54 years)
Star sign Gemini
Politics Democratic Party
Education
Williams College
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Almon Heath Read (June 12, 1790 – June 3, 1844) was an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district from 1842 to 1843 and Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district from 1843 to 1844. He served in both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature and as Pennsylvania State Treasurer.

Early life and education

Read was born in Shelburne, Vermont. He graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1811. He served as county clerk from 1815 to 1820. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Montrose, Pennsylvania.

Career

He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1827 to 1832. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 11th district from 1833 to 1837 and as Pennsylvania State Treasurer from 1840 to 1841.

Read was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Davis Dimock, Jr.. He was reelected to the Twenty-eighth Congress and served until his death in Montrose in 1844. Interment in Montrose Cemetery.

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1827-1832
Succeeded by
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Reuben Wilber
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 11th district
1833-1837
Succeeded by
Luther Kidder
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Davis Dimock, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district

1842–1843
Succeeded by
James Irvin
Preceded by
James Cooper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

1843–1844
Succeeded by
George Fuller


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https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=4389&body=S
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12525258/almon-heath-read
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000090
http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/read.html
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no89010751
https://viaf.org/viaf/58635066
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no89010751
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