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 Matthias Richards

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Matthias Richards Famous memorial

Birth
Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
4 Aug 1830 (aged 72)
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
I section-grave 4
Memorial ID
12478970 View Source

U.S. Congressman. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, Berks County Militia (1777-78) and was a Major of the 4th Battalion, Philadelphia County Militia in 1780. After the war, he was the Philadelphia County Justice of the Peace, judge of the Berks County Courts (1791-97) and inspector of customs (1801-02). In 1807, he was elected as a Republican to the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses, serving until 1811. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed collector of revenue for the ninth district of Pennsylvania in 1813, clerk of the orphans' court for Berks County in 1823 and engaged in mercantile pursuits until his death.

U.S. Congressman. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, Berks County Militia (1777-78) and was a Major of the 4th Battalion, Philadelphia County Militia in 1780. After the war, he was the Philadelphia County Justice of the Peace, judge of the Berks County Courts (1791-97) and inspector of customs (1801-02). In 1807, he was elected as a Republican to the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses, serving until 1811. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed collector of revenue for the ninth district of Pennsylvania in 1813, clerk of the orphans' court for Berks County in 1823 and engaged in mercantile pursuits until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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