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Almon Heath READ


READ, Almon Heath, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vt., June 12, 1790; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1811; county clerk 1815-1820; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives 1827-1832; served in the State senate 1833-1837; State treasurer in 1840; 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 from March 18, 1842, until his death in Montrose, Pa., June 3, 1844; interment in Montrose Cemetery.

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