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Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807

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    • us: Muhlenberg, General (Peter), 1746-1807
    • us: Muhlenberg, P. (Peter), 1746-1807
    • us: Muhlenberg, Peter, 1746-1807
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    • found: NUCMC data from Indiana Historical Society for Northwest Territory collection, 1721-1838 (John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg)
    • found: LC data base, 2-14-92 (hdg.: Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807)
    • found: WWWA, 1607-1896 (John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg; b. Trappe, Pa.; ordained Lutheran pastor; later ordained Episcopal priest; member of Va. House of Burgesses; Revolutionary War army officer; later returned to Pa. where he held various offices; U.S. Rep. and senator; collector of customs)
    • found: MWA/NAIP files (usage: Peter Muhlenberg; Peter Mühlenberg; P. Muhlenberg; General Muhlenberg)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, May 11, 2016: (Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel; Senate Years of Service: 1801-1801; Party: Democratic Republican; (father of Francis Swaine Muhlenberg, brother of Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg, uncle of Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg, and great-great-grandfather of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg), a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Trappe, Pa., October 1, 1746; pursued classical studies; attended the Academy of Philadelphia (later the University of Pennsylvania); studied in the University of Halle, Germany, 1763-1766; apprenticed to a grocer, absconded, and served in a German regiment of dragoons; returned to Philadelphia in 1766; studied theology and was ordained in 1768; pastor of Lutheran churches in New Germantown and Bedminster, N.J.; moved to Woodstock, Va.; on a visit to England in 1772 was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church; member, Virginia house of burgesses 1774; chairman of the committee of safety for Dunmore County, Va.; during the Revolutionary War, raised and commanded the Eighth Virginia (German) Regiment; commissioned brigadier general of the Continental Army in 1777, and brevetted major general in 1783; returned to Pennsylvania and settled in Montgomery County; elected a member of the supreme executive council of Pennsylvania in 1784 and served as vice president 1785-1788; elected to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791), the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795), and the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); presidential elector in 1796; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1801, until his resignation on June 30, 1801; appointed by President Thomas Jefferson supervisor of revenue for Pennsylvania in 1801 and collector of customs at Philadelphia in 1802, in which latter capacity he served until his death at Gray's Ferry, Montgomery County, Pa., October 1, 1807; interment in the Augustus Lutheran Church Cemetery, Trappe, Pa.)
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