|William Peter Sprague|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Ohio's 15th district
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
January 2, 1860 –January 3, 1864
|Preceded by||David Greene|
|Succeeded by||William F. Curtis|
|Born||May 21, 1827|
|Died|| March 3, 1899 71) (aged|
|Resting place||Riverview Cemetery, McConnelsville|
William Peter Sprague (May 21, 1827 – March 3, 1899) was a businessman, banker, politician, and a two-term U.S. Representative from Ohio.
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Eliakim H. Moore
| United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district |
Nelson H. Van Vorhes
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