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Robert Rentoul REED

(1807-1864)

REED, Robert Rentoul, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Washington, Pa., March 12, 1807; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., in 1824 and from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1829; began the practice of medicine in Washington, Pa.; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); member of the State house of representatives in 1863 and 1864; died near Washington, Washington County, Pa., on December 14, 1864; interment in Washington Cemetery.

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

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