06/12/1790 - 01/03/1844

Luzerne and Susquehanna Counties (1827-1828), Susquehanna County (1829-1833)

READ, Almon Heath, a Representative from Luzerne and Susquehanna Counties; born, June 12, 1790 in Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vt.; A.B., Williams College (1811); clerk, Susquehanna County (1815-1820); lawyer; fire insurance agent; unsuccessful campaign, auditor, Susquehanna County (1824); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1827-1828 term; reelected to the House for the 1829-1830, 1830-1831, 1831-1832 and 1832-1833 terms; elected, council president, Montrose (1833); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1833-1837); unsuccessful campaign, District Judge (1839); elected, Pennsylvania State Treasurer (1840-1841); elected, United States Congress (1841-1844); died in the office of Congress, January 3, 1844 in Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. 

Congressional Biography

After 5 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Almon H. Read went on to serve in congress

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