Francis Swaine Muhlenberg

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Francis Swaine Muhlenberg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
December 19, 1828 – March 3, 1829
Preceded by William Creighton, Jr.
Succeeded by William Creighton, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1795-04-12)April 12, 1795
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died December 17, 1831(1831-12-17) (aged 36)
Pickaway County, Ohio
Political party Adams
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.

He moved west to Pickaway County, Ohio, and was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1827.

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.

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