Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Author: U.S. Congress

Hiester, Joseph

Hiester, Joseph (cousin of John Hiester and Daniel Hiester and grandfather of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Berne Township, Berks County, Pa., November 18, 1752; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served in the Revolutionary Army as captain and colonel; taken prisoner and confined on the prison ship Jersey; member of the State conference in 1776 which assumed the government of the colony; member of the State constitutional convention which ratified the Federal Constitution December 12, 1787, and of the State constitutional convention of 1790; member of the State house of representatives 1787-1790; served in the State senate 1790-1794; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George Ege; reelected to the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Congresses and served from December 1, 1797, to March 3, 1805; major general of Pennsylvania Militia in 1807; elected to the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1815, until his resignation in December 1820, having been elected chief executive of the State; Governor of Pennsylvania 1820-1824; retired from public life; died in Reading, Pa., June 10, 1832; interment in the burying ground of the Reformed Church; reinterment in Charles Evans Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Hiester, Joseph," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1307 Original Sources, accessed June 2, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4M8EZMRGFH5RHFI.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Hiester, Joseph." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1307, Original Sources. 2 Jun. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4M8EZMRGFH5RHFI.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Hiester, Joseph' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1307. Original Sources, retrieved 2 June 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4M8EZMRGFH5RHFI.