William P. Sprague

Last updated
William Peter Sprague
William P. Sprague Brady Handy.00544.jpg
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
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
Died March 3, 1899(1899-03-03) (aged 71)
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.

United States House of Representatives lower house of the United States Congress

The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber. Together they compose the legislature of the United States.

Ohio State of the United States of America

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.

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.

Malta, Ohio Village in Ohio, United States

Malta is a village in Morgan County, Ohio, United States. The population was 671 at the 2010 census.

Morgan County, Ohio County in the United States

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,054, making it the fourth-least populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is McConnelsville. The county was created in 1817 and later organized in 1819. It is named for Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

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.

Ohio Senate Upper House of the Ohio-ligislature

The Ohio Senate is the upper house of the Ohio General Assembly. The State Senate, which meets in the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, first convened in 1803. Senators are elected for four year terms, staggered every two years such that half of the seats are contested at each election. Even numbered seats and odd numbered seats are contested in separate election years. The President of the Ohio Senate presides over the body when in session, and is currently Larry Obhof.

American Civil War Civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865

The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865, between the North and the South. The most studied and written about episode in U.S. history, the Civil War began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people. War broke out in April 1861 when secessionist forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina shortly after Abraham Lincoln had been inaugurated as the President of the United States. The loyalists of the Union in the North proclaimed support for the Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States in the South, who advocated for states' rights to uphold slavery.

McConnelsville, Ohio Village in Ohio, United States

McConnelsville is a village in Morgan County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,784 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Morgan County. As of October 19, 2011, the mayor is John Walter Finley.

He died in McConnelsville and was buried in Riverview Cemetery.

Related Research Articles

Jeremiah McLain Rusk Union Army general, politician

Jeremiah McLain Rusk was a U.S. Representative, the 15th Governor of the U.S. state of Wisconsin from 1882 to 1889 and the second United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1889 to 1893. He also served as Union Army officer during the American Civil War.

William Sprague III American Governor of Rhode Island

William Sprague, also known as William III or William Sprague III, was a politician and industrialist from the U.S. state of Rhode Island, serving as the 14th Governor, a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator. He was the uncle of William Sprague IV, also a Governor and Senator from Rhode Island.

William Lawrence (Ohio Republican) American politician

William Lawrence was a Republican politician from Ohio. He was most noted for being a US Representative, and was influential in attempting to impeach Andrew Johnson, creating the United States Department of Justice, helping to create the American Red Cross, and ratifying the Geneva Convention.

Robert Maynard Murray Union United States Army soldier

Robert Maynard Murray was an attorney, banker, businessman and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio.

Edward S. Lacey American politician

Edward Samuel Lacey was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan and Comptroller of the Currency from 1889 to 1892.

Luther F. McKinney American politician

Luther Franklin McKinney was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Charles A. O. McClellan was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

John Jay Kleiner was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

William Williams was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Adoniram J. Warner Union Army general, politician

Adoniram Judson Warner was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Amos Townsend American politician

Amos Townsend was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

B. Frank Murphy American politician

Benjamin Franklin Murphy was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Beriah Wilkins American politician

Beriah Wilkins was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Cydnor B. Tompkins American politician

Cydnor Bailey Tompkins was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, father of Emmett Tompkins.

Hezekiah S. Bundy American politician

Hezekiah Sanford Bundy was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

James M. Gaylord American politician

James Madison Gaylord was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Perley B. Johnson American politician

Perley Brown Johnson was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

William E. Haynes Union Army officer, politicians

William Elisha Haynes was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, cousin of George William Palmer.

William H. F. Fiedler American politician

William Henry Frederick Fiedler was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885.

William Moore (congressman) New Jersey congressman from the United States

William Moore, was an American Republican Party politician, who served in the United States House of Representatives, where he represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1867 to 1871.

References

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Eliakim H. Moore
United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district
1871–1875
Succeeded by
Nelson H. Van Vorhes