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Daniel Ermentrout (January 24, 1837 – September 17, 1899) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Daniel Ermentrout was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Elmwood Institute in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Reading. He was elected district attorney in 1862 and served for three years. He was solicitor for the city of Reading from 1867 to 1870, and a member of the board of school control of Reading from 1868 to 1876. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1868 and 1880. He was chairman of the standing committee of Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1869, 1872, and 1873. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1873 to 1880. He was appointed in October 1877 by Governor John F. Hartranft as a member of the Pennsylvania Statuary Commission.

Ermentrout was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888. He was a delegate to the Democratic State conventions from 1895 to 1899. He was again elected to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses and served until his death in Reading in 1899. Interment in Charles Evans Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hiester Clymer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

1881 - 1889
Succeeded by
William Mutchler
Preceded by
Constantine J. Erdman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

1897 - 1899
Succeeded by
Henry D. Green


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