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Henry English Read (December 25, 1824November 9, 1868) was an American politician from Kentucky who served in the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War.

Read was born December 25, 1824 in LaRue County, Kentucky. He represented the state in the First Confederate Congress and the Second Confederate Congress.

Three years after the war, he committed suicide at the age of 43 on November 9, 1868. Interment was in the Elizabethtown Cemetery in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.