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

Representative John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg

Maj. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg

Print (Etching 1871) by Henry Bryan Hall (1808-1884)

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John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
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Life dates: 1 October 1746-1 October 1807
Place of Residence (1789): Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Occupation (1789): Public Servant
Place of Birth: Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Age (March 4, 1789): 39
Religion (1789): Lutheran
College Education: Academy of Philadelphia [University of Pennsylvania]
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: Colonial Legislature
State Supreme Executive Council
Vice President of State
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Unknown
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low/Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
Additional House Service: 1793-1795, 1799-1801
Senate Service: 1801
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