Sprague, William IV

Life Span
to
Full name
William Sprague IV
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Siblings
1
No. of Spouses
2
No. of Children
4
Family
Amasa Sprague (father), Fanny Morgan Sprague (mother),  William Sprague III (uncle), Katherine Chase (first wife), Dona Inez Clavert (second wife)
Other Education
Irving Institute (NY)
Occupation
Politician
Military
Farmer or Planter
Businessman
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
Other
Other Political Party
Rhode Island Union Party
Government
US Senate
Governor
Local government
Military
Union Army

William Sprague (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
SPRAGUE, William, (nephew of William Sprague [1799-1856], son-in-law of Salmon P. Chase), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Cranston, R.I., September 12, 1830; attended the common schools and Irving Institute, Tarrytown, N.Y.; engaged in the calico-printing business and the manufacture of locomotives; Governor of Rhode Island 1860-1863; head of a Rhode Island regiment that was one of the first to answer the call for troops in 1861; tendered a commission as brigadier general in 1861, but declined; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1862; reelected in 1868 and served from March 4, 1863, to March 3, 1875; was not a candidate for renomination; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Thirty-eighth through Fortieth Congresses), Committee on Public Lands (Forty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for governor of Rhode Island in 1883; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Narragansett Pier, R.I.; died in Paris, France, September 11, 1915; interment in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
“Sprague, William,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000747.
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