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  Muhlenberg, John P.
NameJohn P. Muhlenberg
Trappe, Pennsylvania , United States
Born October 01, 1746
DiedOctober 01, 1807 (61 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 27, 2015 04:27am
InfoMUHLENBERG, John Peter Gabriel, (father of Francis Swaine Muhlenberg, brother of Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg, uncle of Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg, and great-great-grandfather of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg), a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Trappe, Pa., October 1, 1746; pursued classical studies; attended the Academy of Philadelphia (later the University of Pennsylvania); studied in the University of Halle, Germany, 1763-1766; apprenticed to a grocer, absconded, and served in a German regiment of dragoons; returned to Philadelphia in 1766; studied theology and was ordained in 1768; pastor of Lutheran churches in New Germantown and Bedminster, N.J.; moved to Woodstock, Va.; on a visit to England in 1772 was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church; member, Virginia house of burgesses 1774; chairman of the committee of safety for Dunmore County, Va.; during the Revolutionary War, raised and commanded the Eighth Virginia (German) Regiment; commissioned brigadier general of the Continental Army in 1777, and brevetted major general in 1783; returned to Pennsylvania and settled in Montgomery County; elected a member of the supreme executive council of Pennsylvania in 1784 and served as vice president 1785-1788; elected to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791), the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795), and the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); presidential elector in 1796; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1801, until his resignation on June 30, 1801; appointed by President Thomas Jefferson supervisor of revenue for Pennsylvania in 1801 and collector of customs at Philadelphia in 1802, in which latter capacity he served until his death at Gray’s Ferry, Montgomery County, Pa., October 1, 1807; interment in the Augustus Lutheran Church Cemetery, Trappe, Pa.



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Son Francis Muhlenberg 1795-1831
Father Henry Muhlenberg 1711-1787
Brother Frederick A. Muhlenberg 1750-1801
Brother Gotthilf Muhlenberg 1753-1815
Nephew Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg 1782-1844

  02/18/1801 PA US Senate Won 50.00% (+1.09%)
  10/14/1800 PA District 4 Won 34.44% (+0.01%)
  10/09/1798 PA District 3 Won 28.56% (+0.00%)
  10/14/1794 PA District 4 Lost 7.91% (-27.42%)
  10/09/1792 PA At-Large Won 5.96% (-1.79%)
  10/11/1791 PA District 3 Lost 45.77% (-8.46%)
  11/26/1788 PA At-Large Won 6.38% (-0.71%)