Thomas Sprigg

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Thomas Sprigg (1747 – December 13, 1809) was an 18th-century American politician. He represented the fourth district of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives from 1793 to 1797.

Sprigg was born in Prince George's County, Maryland. He served during the American Revolutionary War as ensign in the Maryland Battalion of the Flying Camp from September to December 1776. He was appointed the first register of wills of Washington County, Maryland, in 1777, and served until September 29, 1780, when he resigned. He was appointed lieutenant of Washington County by the governor and Council of Maryland on December 21, 1779.

Sprigg was elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourth Congress, serving from March 4, 1793 to March 3, 1797. He died in Washington County.

Thomas Sprigg was an uncle of Richard Sprigg, Jr., another Congressman.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Sterett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 4th congressional district

1793–1797
Succeeded by
George Baer, Jr.