Francis Swaine Muhlenberg
|Francis Swaine Muhlenberg|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
December 19, 1828 – March 3, 1829
|Preceded by||William Creighton, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||William Creighton, Jr.|
April 12, 1795|
|Died||December 17, 1831
Pickaway County, Ohio
|Alma mater||Dickinson College|
Francis Swaine Muhlenberg (April 12, 1795 – December 17, 1831) was a political leader, member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, and a member of the Muhlenberg Family political dynasty.
Francis Swaine Muhlenberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, was a Revolutionary War hero and member of Congress. His uncle, Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg, was the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
Muhlenberg attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, studied law, and was admitted at the Pennsylvania bar in 1816. From 1820 to 1823, he served as private secretary to Pennsylvania Governor Joseph Hiester.
In 1828, he was elected the U.S. House of Representatives to fill the congressional seat vacated by the resignation of William Creighton, Jr. in the Twentieth United States Congress. He served until March 3, 1829.
After his congressional career, Muhlenberg worked as a businessman and land speculator in Ohio and Kentucky.
Francis Swaine Muhlenberg died in Pickaway County on December 17, 1831.
- Francis Swaine Muhlenberg at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- The Political Graveyard
- Francis Swaine Muhlenberg at Find a Grave
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