Peleg Sprague (New Hampshire politician)

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Peleg Sprague
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire's At-large district (Seat 1)
In office
December 15, 1797 – March 3, 1799
Preceded by Jeremiah Smith
Succeeded by James Sheafe
Personal details
Born (1756-12-10)December 10, 1756
Rochester, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Died April 20, 1800(1800-04-20) (aged 43)
Keene, New Hampshire
Political party Federalist
Residence Keene
Alma mater Harvard University, Dartmouth College
Profession Attorney

Peleg Sprague (December 10, 1756 – April 20, 1800) was a politician from the U.S. state of New Hampshire.

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.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jeremiah Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
James Sheafe