Member Biography

Almon Heath Read 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1833-1834       11 Democrat
1834-1835       11 Democrat
1835-1836       11 Democrat
1836-1837       11 Democrat


06/12/1790 - 06/03/1844

Almon Heath Read (D11) Bradford, Susquehanna and Tioga Counties 1833-1837

Early Life:

Almon Heath Read, born June 12, 1790, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont; son of Joshua and Orphena Hurlburt Read; Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1811; Clerk, Susquehanna County, 1815-1820; studied law, admitted, bar; attorney, law practice, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1816; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 1827-1833; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1833-1837; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1840-1841; elected, Democrat, United States House of Representatives, 1842-1844; died, June 3, 1844 (age 53 years, 357 days), in office, United States Congress, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; interment, Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Clerk, Susquehanna County, 1815-1820.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1827-1833. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga Counties, 1833-1837. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1840-1841.

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

Elected, Democrat, United States House of Representatives, Twenty-seventh Congress, vacancy, death of Davis Dimock, Jr.; reelected, Twenty-eighth Congress, 1842, died, June 3, 1844, in office, United States Congress. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Not available currently 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "R""Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 

Almon Heath Read (1790-1844) - Find a Grave Memorial

Congressional Biography

After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Almon Heath Read  went on to serve in congress