Peleg Sprague (New Hampshire politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire's At-large district (Seat 1)|
December 15, 1797 – March 3, 1799
|Preceded by||Jeremiah Smith|
|Succeeded by||James Sheafe|
December 10, 1756|
Rochester, Province of Massachusetts Bay
|Died||April 20, 1800
Keene, New Hampshire
|Alma mater||Harvard University, Dartmouth College|
Sprague was born in Rochester, Massachusetts. He clerked in a store in Littleton, Massachusetts, attended Harvard College, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1783. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1785, and commenced practice in Winchendon, Massachusetts. He moved to Keene, New Hampshire, in 1787. He was selectman 1789-1791; county solicitor for Cheshire County in 1794; and member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1797.
Sprague was elected as a Federalist Party to the 5th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jeremiah Smith, serving from December 15, 1797, to March 3, 1799. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1798.
Sprague died in Keene, New Hampshire, and was interred there in the Washington Street Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Peleg Sprague (id: S000743)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district