Hon. Daniel Ermentrout

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Hon. Daniel Ermentrout

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Birthplace: Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: September 18, 1899 (62)
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Ermentrout and Justina Ermentrout
Husband of Adelaide Louise Ermentrout
Father of Fitz- Daniel Ermentrout and Adelaide Louise Henry
Brother of Captain William Ermentrout; Ellen Ritter; Samuel Casper Ermentrout; James Nevin Ermentrout; John Silvis Ermentrout and 3 others

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About Hon. Daniel Ermentrout

Daniel Ermentrout (January 24, 1837 – September 17, 1899) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district from 1881 to 1889 and for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district from 1897 to 1899. He also served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 1st district from 1873 to 1874 and the 11th district from 1875 to 1888.

Early life and education

Ermentrout was born in Reading, Pennsylvania to William and Julia (Silvis) Ermentrout.[1] He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the Elmwood Institute in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Reading.

Career

He was elected district attorney in 1862 and served for three years. He was solicitor for the city of Reading from 1867 to 1870, and a member of the board of school control of Reading from 1868 to 1876. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1868 and 1880. He was chairman of the standing committee of Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1869, 1872, and 1873. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 1st district from 1873 to 1874 and the 11th district from 1875 to 1887.[1] He was appointed in October 1877 by Governor John F. Hartranft as a member of the Pennsylvania Statuary Commission.

Ermentrout was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888. He was a delegate to the Democratic State conventions from 1895 to 1899. He was again elected to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses and served until his death in Reading due to the effects of a choking incident in 1899.[2] Interment in Reading's Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading, Pennsylvania.[3]

Personal life

Ermentrout was married to Adelaide Louise Metzger.[1]



US Congressman. Elected to represent Pennsylvania's 8th and 9th Districts in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1881 to 1889, and 1897 until his death in 1899. He also served as a Member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1874 to 1880. (bio by: K)

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Hon. Daniel Ermentrout's Timeline

1837
January 24, 1837
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
1870
December 19, 1870
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1883
March 29, 1883
Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
1899
September 18, 1899
Age 62
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States