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Pennsylvania State Senate

Emil William Reed



Session Position District Party
1799-1800 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
1801-1802 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
1803-1804 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
1805-1806 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
 Counties   Adams, York


1745 - 1813

Gen. William Reed was an officer in the Third Battalion of York County Militia during the Revolution.  He was chosen a member of the convention which framed the second constitution of Pennsylvania in 1790; became brigade inspector of York County Militia, April 25, 1800, and member of the State Senate from 1800 to 1804; appointed adjutant-general of the State of Pennsylvania August 4, 1811; took sick and suddenly died June 15, 1813, at New Alexandria, Westmoreland Co., Penn., while organizing the State militia during the war of 1812.  His remains were interred near Millerstown (now Fairfield), Adams County.