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William Fletcher SAPP

(1824-1890)

SAPP, William Fletcher, (nephew of William R. Sapp), a Representative from Iowa; born in Danville, Knox County, Ohio, November 20, 1824; attended the public schools and Martinsburg Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Mount Vernon, Ohio; unsuccessful candidate for prosecuting attorney of Knox County in 1850; elected prosecuting attorney of Knox County in 1854 and 1856; moved to Omaha, Nebr., in 1860; appointed adjutant general of Nebraska Territory in 1861; member of the Territorial legislative council; entered the Union Army in 1862 as lieutenant colonel of the Second Nebraska Cavalry and served until mustered out; moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and resumed the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1865; United States district attorney for Iowa 1869-1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; resumed the practice of law; died in Council Bluffs, Iowa, November 22, 1890; interment in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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