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Pennsylvania State Senate

Daniel Ermentrout



Session Position District Party
1873 1 Democrat
1875 11 Democrat
1877 11 Democrat
1879-1880 11 Democrat
1881-1882 11 Democrat
1883-1884 11 Democrat
1885-1886 11 Democrat
1887-1888 11 Democrat
 Counties   Berks


1837 - 1899

Born in Reading, Pa., January 24, 1837, Daniel Ermentrout was the son of William and Julia (Silvis) Ermentrout; attended the public and classical schools, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa.; and Elmwood Institute, Norristown, Pa.  He studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Reading, Pa.; elected district attorney in 1862 for three years; solicitor for the city of Reading 1867-1870; member of the board of school control of Reading 1868-1876; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868 and 1880; chaired the standing committee of Berks County in 1869, 1872, and 1873; member of the state Senate 1873-1880; appointed in October 1877 by Governor Hartranft as a member of the Pennsylvania Statuary Commission; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses, 1881-1889; unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1888; delegate to the Democratic State Conventions of 1895-1899; returned to Congress March 4, 1897, serving until his death in Reading, Pa., on September 17, 1899; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery. He married Adelaide Louise Metzger.