Joseph Hiester


Joseph Hiester Famous memorial

Berne, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Jun 1832 (aged 79)
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section H, Lot 18-20
Memorial ID 6724570 View Source

US Congressman and Governor. After attending the local schools he engaged in the mercantile business until the Revolutionary War. He entered the war as a captain and was promoted to colonel and elected as a major general after the war. For a brief time he was held as a prisoner of war by the British. He was a member of the constitutional convention that ratified the Federal Constitution on February 12, 1787. For 14 years he was a representative in the state congress and then four years in the state senate. In a special election he was elected to the Fifth Congress to fill a vacancy and reelected to the next three terms of Congress. He resigned from the Congress in 1820 when he was elected as Governor and served until 1824. He was originally interred in the burying ground of the Reformed Church before reinterment to this location.

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  • Added: 27 Aug 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Hiester (18 Nov 1752–10 Jun 1832), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6724570, citing Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .