William R. Sapp

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William Robinson Sapp
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
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
DiedJanuary 3, 1875(1875-01-03) (aged 70)
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Resting placeMound View Cemetery
Political party

William Robinson Sapp (March 4, 1804 January 3, 1875) was an American lawyer and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1853 to 1857. He is the uncle of U.S. Representative William F. Sapp of Iowa.

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Biography

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.

Congress

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.

Later career and death

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.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Kennon, Jr.
United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district
1853–1857
Succeeded by
Joseph Burns

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