Hon. Almon Heath Read

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Hon. Almon Heath Read

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Birthplace: Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death: January 03, 1844 (53)
Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Read and Orphena Read
Husband of Eliza Cooper Read
Half brother of Joshua Read, Jr; Myron Read; Clarrissa Whitney and Ralph H Read

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About Hon. Almon Heath Read

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.[1]

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.[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almon_Heath_Read ---

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Williams College, in 1811, was a county clerk, (1815-20), studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Montrose, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1827-32), served in the Pennsylvania State Senate, (1833-37) and was Pennsylvania State Treasurer in 1840. In 1842, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Davis Dimock Jr., reelected to the Twenty-eighth Congress and served until his death.

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Hon. Almon Heath Read's Timeline

1790
June 12, 1790
Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
1844
January 3, 1844
Age 53
Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA