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Daniel ERMENTROUT

(1837-1899)

ERMENTROUT, Daniel, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Reading, Pa., January 24, 1837; attended the public and classical schools, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., and Elmwood Institute, Norristown, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Reading, Pa.; elected district attorney in 1862 for three years; solicitor for the city of Reading 1867-1870; member of the board of school control of Reading 1868-1876; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868 and 1880; chairman of the standing committee of Berks County in 1869, 1872, and 1873; member of the State senate 1873-1880; appointed in October 1877 by Governor Hartranft as a member of the Pennsylvania Statuary Commission; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888; delegate to the Democratic State conventions 1895-1899; elected to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in Reading, Pa., on September 17, 1899; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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