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James Cresap SPRIGG

(1802-1852)

SPRIGG, James Cresap, (brother of Michael Cresap Sprigg), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Frostburg, Md., in 1802; completed preparatory studies; moved to Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; held several local offices; member of the State house of representatives 1830-1834 and 1837-1840; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate as an Independent for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1852, and served until his death in Shelbyville, Ky., October 3, 1852; interment in Grove Hill Cemetery.

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

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