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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: March 21, 2019 04:28 PM
From: Representative Joe Ciresi
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Recognizing the 230th Anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Frederick Muhlenberg as the First Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
The contributions of Speaker Frederick Muhlenberg to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the nation were incredibly vital to the structure of our government's operations. Throughout his years as the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, he accomplished many feats in laying the foundation of our country.

Frederick Muhlenberg was a Pennsylvania native and shared a particular connection with the 146th District in Montgomery County, where his home is now a museum known as “The Speaker’s House.” He occupied many other important roles, including Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, served as a delegate and presided at the Pennsylvania Convention to ratify the United States Constitution, and was the first signer of the Bill of Rights.

In an effort to honor Speaker Frederick Muhlenberg and our Commonwealth’s history, it is my hope that you will join me in this collective effort to recognize and celebrate April 1, 2019, as the 230th anniversary of his election as the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

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Introduced as HR191