Member Biography

Emil William Reed 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1800-1801       4 Democratic-Republican
1801-1802       7 Democratic-Republican
1802-1803       7 Democratic-Republican
1803-1804       7 Democratic-Republican
1804-1805       7 Democratic-Republican

COUNTIES: Adams, York  


1751 - 06/15/1813

General Emil William Reed (Democratic-Republicans4) York County 1800-1801 (Democratic-Republicans7) Adams and York Counties 1801-1805

Early Life:

General Emil William Reed, born 1751 in York County, Pennsylvania Province, British Colonial America; son of James and Magaret Floyd Reed; 1st Lieutenant, Third Battalion of York County Militia during the Revolution; Constitution Convention, signer, second constitution of Pennsylvania Convention, 1790; became brigade inspector of York County Militia, April 25, 1800; Pennsylvania State Senate, 1800-1805; appointed, adjutant-general, State of Pennsylvania August 4, 1811; son, John Reed; died, June 15, 1813, New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Congruity Cemetery, Congruity, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics

Elected, Democratic-Republicans, Pennsylvania State Senate, 4th district, York County, 1800-1801. 

Elected, Democratic-Republicans, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, Adams and York Counties, 1801-1805.  

Appointed, adjutant-general, Governor Simon Snyder, State of Pennsylvania August 4, 1811.


Son, Judge John Reed, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Indiana, Jefferson and Westmoreland Counties, 1815-1819.

John Reed  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


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

A New Nation Votes ( 

General Emil William Reed (1751-1813) - Find a Grave Memorial