Almon Heath Read

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Almon Heath Read (June 12, 1790 – June 3, 1844) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Almon Heath Read was born in Shelburne, Vermont. He graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1811. He served as county clerk from 1815 to 1820. Read studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Montrose, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1827 to 1832. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1833 to 1837, and was State treasurer in 1840.

Read was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Davis Dimock, Jr.. He was reelected to the Twenty-eighth Congress and served until his death in Montrose in 1844. Interment in Montrose Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Davis Dimock, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
James Irvin
Preceded by
James Cooper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
George Fuller