J. Russell Sprague

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Sprague in 1939

John Russell Sprague (December 24, 1886 – April 17, 1969) was the Republican county executive of Nassau County, New York from 1938 until 1953. He also was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, and 1956 and part of Republican National Committee from New York during 1940-1948.

Born in Inwood, New York, Sprague was an instrumental politician in Nassau County. He took center stage in adopting a county charter that created the position of county executive. In 1938, he was the first person elected to that office.[1]

Political offices
Preceded by
position created
County executive of Nassau County
1938–1953
Succeeded by
A. Holly Patterson

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