Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I372181
  • Name: William SPRAGUE III
  • RELA: 5th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 NOV 1799 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Rhode Island BET 4 MAR 1835 AND 3 MAR 1837
  • Event: Elected Governor of Rhode Island BET 1838 AND 1839
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Rhode Island BET 18 FEB 1842 AND 17 JAN 1844
  • Death: 19 OCT 1856 in Providence Co., RI
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. William Sprague
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    SPRAGUE, William, (uncle of William Sprague [1830-1915]), a Representative and a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Cranston, R.I., November 3, 1799; pursued classical studies; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member, State house of representatives, serving as speaker 1832-1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1836; Governor of Rhode Island 1838-1839; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nathan F. Dixon and served from February 18, 1842, to January 17, 1844, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Twenty-seventh Congress); presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848; engaged in the manufacture of cotton and paint; died in Providence, R.I., on October 19, 1856; interment in Swan Point Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: William SPRAGUE , Jr. b: 5 JUN 1773 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI
    Mother: Ann POTTER b: ABT 1763 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI

    Marriage 1 Mary WATERMAN b: 12 NOV 1801 in Warwick, Kent Co., RI
    • Married: 23 DEC 1821 in Warwick, Kent Co., RI
    1. Has No Children Byron SPRAGUE b: 21 SEP 1824 in Warwick, Kent Co., RI
    2. Has No Children Susan SPRAGUE
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