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Michael Cresap SPRIGG

(1791-1845)

SPRIGG, Michael Cresap, (brother of James Cresap Sprigg), a Representative from Maryland; born in Frostburg, Md., July 1, 1791; completed preparatory studies; held a number of local offices; member of the State house of delegates in 1821, 1823, 1837, 1840, and 1844; president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Co. in 1841 and 1842; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1831); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses); died in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., December 18, 1845; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

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