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Frederick Muhlenberg
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1st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
December 2, 1793 – March 4, 1795 [as 3rd Speaker]
Preceded by Jonathan Trumbull Jr.
Succeeded by Jonathan Dayton
In office
April 1, 1789 – March 4, 1791 [as 1st Speaker]
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Jonathan Trumbull Jr.
1st Dean of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1789 – March 4, 1797
Preceded by Title established
Succeeded by Thomas Hartley
George Thatcher
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania
In office
March 4, 1789 – March 4, 1797
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Blair McClenachan (2nd)
Constituency At-large (1789–91)
2nd district (1791–93)
At-large (1793–95)
2nd district (1795–97)
Delegate from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress
In office
1779–1780
Personal details
Born
Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg

(1750-01-01)January 1, 1750
Trappe, Pennsylvania
Died June 4, 1801(1801-06-04) (aged 51)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Republican (1795–1801)
Anti-Administration (1791–1795)
Pro-Administration (before 1791)
Alma mater University of Halle
Profession Minister of religion
Signature
Pennsylvania Historical Marker
Official name Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg (1750-1801)
Type Roadside
Designated April 12, 2008
Location 151 W Main St., Trappe, across from strip mall

Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (/ˈmjuːlnbɜːrɡ/; January 1, 1750 – June 4, 1801) was an American minister and politician.

He was the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives serving from 1793 through 1795. He was a delegate to the Pennsylvania state constitutional convention and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and a Lutheran pastor by profession. Muhlenberg was born in Trappe, Pennsylvania.

The claim that Muhlenberg, as House Speaker, prevented German from becoming an official language of the United States is false.


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