Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg (1750-1801)
Dedicated: Saturday, April 12, 2008
County: Montgomery
Marker Type: Roadside
GIS Coordinates: 40.19567-75.46828

Location: 151 W Main St., Trappe, across from strip mall

Marker Text: Member, US House of Representatives from 1789-97. A Federalist, he was its first Speaker and first signer of the Bill of Rights. Ordained a Lutheran minister in 1770, he served as a pastor for nine years. He represented Pa. at the Continental Congress from 1779-80, and became Speaker of the State General Assembly from 1780-83. He presided at the State Convention to ratify the US Constitution in 1787. Muhlenberg resided here, 1781-91.

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