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William SPRAGUE

(1809-1868)

SPRAGUE, William, a Representative from Michigan; born in Providence, R.I., February 23, 1809; attended the public schools; moved to Michigan and settled in Kalamazoo; studied theology and was ordained as a minister; presiding elder of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Kalamazoo district, 1844-1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); retired to his farm near Oshtemo, Kalamazoo County, Mich.; died in Kalamazoo, Mich., September 19, 1868; interment in Mountain Home Cemetery.

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

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