John Roberts Reading

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John Roberts Reading (November 1, 1826 – February 14, 1886) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John Roberts Reading was born in Somerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed preparatory studies, and graduated from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1847 and began practice in Somerton. He later graduated from Hahnemann College in Philadelphia and practiced homeopathy.

Reading presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Forty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1869, to April 13, 1870, when he was succeeded by Caleb N. Taylor, who contested his election. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1870. Died in Philadelphia in 1886. Interment in the William Penn Cemetery in Somerton, Pennsylvania.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Caleb N. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Caleb N. Taylor