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Henry Augustus MUHLENBERG

(1823-1854)

MUHLENBERG, Henry Augustus, (son of Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg and grandson of Joseph Hiester), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Reading, Pa., July 21, 1823; pursued classical studies; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced practice in Reading, Pa.; member of the State senate 1849-1852; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1853, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1854; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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