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 by Eliakim H. Moore
Succeeded by Nelson H. Van Vorhes
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 14th district
In office
January 2, 1860 – January 3, 1864
Preceded by David Greene
Succeeded by William F. Curtis
Personal details
Born (1827-05-21)May 21, 1827
Malta, Ohio
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McConnelsville, Ohio
Resting place Riverview Cemetery, McConnelsville
Political party Republican

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

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