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John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg

John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, American congressman. member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1774; member Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, 1784; member Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1790; member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 1st, 3d, 6th congresses, Congress, 1789-1791, 93-95, 1799-1801.

Background

  • Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel was born on October 12, 1746 in Trappe, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Henry Melchoir and Anna Maria (Weiser) Muhlenberg.

  • Education

    • Attended U. Halle (Germany), 1763-1766.

    Career

    • Ordained pastor by ministerium of Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania, 1768. Pastor, Bed-minster, New Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1769-1771, Woodstock, Virginia, 1771-1776. Ordained priest Episcopal Church, London, England., 1772.

      Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1774. Chairman of Commission of safety for Dunmore County, Virginia, 1774. Colonel 8th Virginia Regiment, Continental Army, 1776-1783, promoted brigadier general, 1777, brevetted major general, 1783.

      Returned to Pennsylvania. Member Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, 1784. Vice president of Pennsylvania, 1785-1787.

      Member Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1790. Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 1st, 3d, 6th congresses, Congress, 1789-1791, 93-95, 1799-1801. Elected to the United States Senate, 1801, resigned before taking seat.

      Supervisor revenue for Pennsylvania, 1801. Collector customs, Philadelphia, 1802-1807. President German Society of Pennsylvania, 1788, 1801-1807.

    Membership

    Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1774. Member Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, 1784. Member Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1790.

    Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 1st, 3d, 6th congresses, Congress, 1789-1791, 93-95, 1799-1801.

    Connections

    • Married Anna Barbara Meyer, November 6, 1770, 6 children.
    • father: Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg
    • mother: Anna Maria (Weiser) Muhlenberg
    • spouse: Anna Barbara Meyer
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    Born October 12, 1746
    Died October 1, 1807
    (aged 60)
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