William Sprague

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(3 November, 1799-- 19 October, 1856) Sprague was an American politician. Born in Cranston, R.I., Sprague was a the speaker of the State house of representatives from 1832 to 1835. Sprague was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth Congress and was elected as governor of Rhode Island from 1838 to 1839. Afterwards, Sprague was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nathan F. Dixon. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Rhode Island Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Rhode Island Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Rhode Island Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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