William P. Sprague

William Peter Sprague (* May 21, 1827 in Malta, Morgan County, Ohio; † March 3, 1899 in McConnelsville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1871 and 1875 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Sprague attended the common schools and worked until 1864 in the trade. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. Between 1860 and 1863 he sat in the Senate of Ohio. Since 1866 he lived in McConnelsville, where he worked in the banking industry. In the congressional elections of 1870, Sprague was in the 15th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Eliakim H. Moore on March 4, 1871. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1875 two legislative sessions. In 1874 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, William Sprague operated again in the banking industry. He died on March 3, 1899 in McConnelsville, where he was also buried.