William R. Sapp

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William Robinson Sapp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857
Preceded by William F. Hunter
Succeeded by Joseph Burns
Personal details
Born (1804-03-04)March 4, 1804
Cadiz, Ohio
Died January 3, 1875(1875-01-03) (aged 70)
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Resting place Mound View Cemetery
Political party

William Robinson Sapp (March 4, 1804 – January 3, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, and uncle of U.S. Representative William F. Sapp of Iowa.

Born at Cadiz, Ohio, Sapp moved to Knox County, Ohio, where he attended the public schools. He engaged in the mercantile business in Danville. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice at Millersburg, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Holmes County, Ohio. Presidential elector in 1844 for Clay/Frelinghuysen.[1] He moved to Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1846.

Sapp was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. Assessor of internal revenue for the thirteenth district 1869-1872. He served as collector of internal revenue from 1872 until his death in Mount Vernon, Ohio, January 3, 1875. He was interred in Mound View Cemetery.


  1. ^ Taylor 1899 : 255
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Kennon, Jr.
United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district
Succeeded by
Joseph Burns