William P. Sprague

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William Peter Sprague
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byEliakim H. Moore
Succeeded byNelson H. Van Vorhes
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 14th district
In office
January 2, 1860 – January 3, 1864
Preceded byDavid Greene
Succeeded byWilliam F. Curtis
Personal details
Born(1827-05-21)May 21, 1827
Malta, Ohio
DiedMarch 3, 1899(1899-03-03) (aged 71)
McConnelsville, Ohio
Resting placeRiverview Cemetery, McConnelsville
Political partyRepublican

William Peter Sprague (May 21, 1827 – March 3, 1899) was a businessman, banker, politician, and a two-term U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Sprague was born near Malta in Morgan County, Ohio, and attended the country schools. He engaged in mercantile pursuits when quite young and continued in active business until 1864.

He was a member of the Ohio Senate from 1860 to 1863 during the American Civil War. He moved to McConnelsville, Ohio, in 1866 and engaged in banking. He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875). Sprague was not a candidate for renomination in 1874 and subsequently resumed the banking business in Malta.

He died in McConnelsville and was buried in Riverview Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Eliakim H. Moore
United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district
Succeeded by
Nelson H. Van Vorhes