Frederick Muhlenberg

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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
President George Washington
Preceded by Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.
Succeeded by Jonathan Dayton
In office
April 1, 1789 – March 4, 1791
President George Washington
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.
1st Dean of the United States House of Representatives
Preceded by Title Established
Succeeded by Thomas Hartley & George Thatcher
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district
In office
March 4, 1789 – March 4, 1791
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by District eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
In office
March 4, 1791 – March 4, 1793
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by District eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 4, 1795
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by District eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
In office
March 4, 1795 – March 4, 1797
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Blair McClenachan
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
Political party Pro-Administration
Anti-Administration
Alma mater University of Halle-Wittenberg
Profession Minister of religion
Religion Lutheran
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Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (/ˈmjuːlɪnbɜːrɡ/; 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.[1][2]

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