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Thomas SPRIGG

(1747-1809)

SPRIGG, Thomas, (uncle of Richard Sprigg, Jr.), a Representative from Maryland; born in Prince Georges County, Md., in 1747; served during the Revolutionary War as ensign in the Maryland Battalion of the Flying Camp from September to December 1776; appointed the first register of wills of Washington County, Md., in 1777, and served until September 29, 1780, when he resigned; appointed lieutenant of Washington County by the governor and Council of Maryland December 21, 1779; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797); died in Washington County, Md., December 13, 1809.

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

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