Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg (educator)
|Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg|
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
|Occupation||Professor at the University of Pennsylvania|
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg (1818–1901) was an American educator, serving among other positions as a Greek language and literature professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a college president as well as a Lutheran clergyman.
Muhlenberg was born to German Americans Frederick Augustus Hall Muhlenberg (1795–1867) and his wife Elizabeth Schaum. Frederick A. Hall Muhlenberg was the son of Gotthilf Henry Ernst Muhlenberg a noted botanist. Muhlenberg was born at Lancaster, Pennsylvania where his father was a physician and a trustee of Frankin College. F. A. H. Muhlenberg had received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania where Benjamin Rush had been among his teachers.
In 1848 Muhlenberg married Catherine Anne Muhlenberg. She was a descendant of Gotthilf Muhlenberg's uncle Peter Muhlenberg, and thus a third-cousin of Frederick. They were the parents of six sons.
Education and career
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg began his education at Pennsylvania College (now Gettysburg College) and then transferred to Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College) from which he graduated in 1836. He then studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. In 1840 Muhlenberg joined the faculty of Franklin College (now Franklin & Marshall College).
In 1850 Muhlenberg joined the faculty of Pennsylvania College, where he taught Greek and served as college Librarian. In 1854 he was ordained a Lutheran minister, and actively served as such in various Lutheran Churches in and around Gettysburg. He remained at Pennsylvania College until 1867.
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- "Presidents of Muhlenberg College". Muhlenberg College.
- "Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg (1818 - 1901)". University Archives & Records Center. University of Pennsylvania.