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William Peter SPRAGUE

(1827-1899)

SPRAGUE, William Peter, a Representative from Ohio; born near Malta, Morgan County, Ohio, May 21, 1827; attended the country schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits when quite young and continued in active business until 1864; member of the State senate 1860-1863; moved to McConnelsville, Ohio, in 1866, and engaged in banking; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the banking business at Malta, Ohio; died in McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, March 3, 1899; interment in Riverview Cemetery.

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

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