Francis Swaine Muhlenberg

Francis Swaine Muhlenberg ( born April 22, 1795 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, † December 17, 1831 in Pickaway County, Ohio ) was an American politician. In the years 1828 and 1829 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Francis Muhlenberg came from a well-known, especially in Pennsylvania political family. His father Peter Muhlenberg (1746-1807) representing the State of Pennsylvania in both houses of Congress. His uncle Frederick (1750-1801) was the first Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. Other family members clad higher political office in Congress, in the diplomatic service and at the state level. Muhlenberg attended the public schools in Philadelphia and then the Dickinson College in Carlisle. After studying law and his 1816 was admitted to the bar he began reading in this profession work. Between 1820 and 1823 he was private secretary to Governor Joseph Hiester. Then he moved into the Pickaway County, Ohio, where he struck a political career. He joined the movement against the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the short-lived National Republican Party. In 1827 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

Following the resignation of Mr William Creighton Muhlenberg was at the due election for the sixth seat of Ohio as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 19, 1828. Until March 3, 1829, he was able to end the current parliamentary term. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Muhlenberg worked in Ohio and Kentucky in the real estate industry. He died on December 17, 1831 in Pickaway County.