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Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg

 
 
Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
1. Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg Marker
Inscription. Member, US House of Representatives from 1789-97. A Federalist, he was its first Speaker and first signer of the Bill of Rights. Ordained a Lutheran minister in 1770, he served as a pastor for nine years. He represented Pa. at the Continental Congress from 1779-80, and became Speaker of the State General Assembly from 1780-83. He presided at the State Convention to ratify the US Constitution in 1787. Muhlenberg resided here, 1781-91.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 11.738′ N, 75° 28.096′ W. Marker is in Trappe, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Main Street/Ridge Pike (Old U.S. 422), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. House is opposite entrance to the Trappe Center shopping center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 West Main Street, Collegeville PA 19426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keystone Grange #2 Old Lodge Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Muhlenberg House (about 500 feet away); Reformed Church at Providence / Site of Stone Church 1835-1874 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augustus Lutheran Church
Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
2. Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg House and Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Perkiomen Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Washington's Headquarters (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pennypacker's Mill and Mansion (approx. 4 miles away); Symbols of Steel Sculpture Garden (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trappe.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Biography of Frederick A.C. Muhleberg. From the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on August 21, 2009.) 

2. Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (1750-1801). From the University of Pennsylvania Archives. (Submitted on August 21, 2009.) 

3. The Millbrook Society. Information on The House, marker dedication and Frederick Muhlenberg. (Submitted on August 21, 2009.) 

4. Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
3. Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg House
Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg<br>1750-1801 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 12, 2016
4. Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg
1750-1801
This 1790 portrait of Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (1750-1801) by Joseph Wright hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania, a former Lutheran minister and a member of the most prominent German family in America, was elected the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A jolly fellow famous for his oyster suppers, Muhlenberg had considerable experience as a presiding officer; he had served a stint as president of the Continental Congress and had presided over the state convention called to ratify the Constitution in 1787. With President George Washington coming from the South and Vice President John Adams hailing from New England, Muhlenburg's selection provided a nice geographic balance for the new government's start.

Muhlenberg is pictured in the act of signing House Bill 65, "An Act to regulate Trade and Inter­course with the Indian Tribes," which he did on July 20, 1790.” – National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on January 16, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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