Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress 1789-1791
The First Federal Congress

Representative Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg

Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg

Painting (1790) by Joseph Wright (1756-1793)

Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg
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Life dates:

2 January 1750-4 June 1801

Place of Residence (1789): Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Age (March 4, 1789): 39
Religion (1789): Lutheran
College Education: Halle, Germany
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: Confederation Congress
State Legislature
State Council of Censors
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: Yes
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1797
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