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  • ID: I372197
  • Name: William SPRAGUE
  • RELA: 6th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 12 SEP 1830 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI
  • Event: Elected Governor of Rhode Island BET 1860 AND 1863
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Rhode Island BET 4 MAR 1863 AND 3 MAR 1875
  • Death: 11 SEP 1915 in Paris, Seine, France
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic William Sprague
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    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.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Amasa SPRAGUE b: 10 APR 1798 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI
    Mother: Fanny MORGAN b: ABT 1805 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI

    Marriage 1 Catherine Jane CHASE b: 13 AUG 1840 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
    • Married: 12 NOV 1863 in Washington, D.C.
    1. Has Children William SPRAGUE , Jr. b: JUN 1865 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI
    2. Has No Children Ethel SPRAGUE b: ABT 1866 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI
    3. Has No Children Katherine SPRAGUE b: ABT 1868 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI
    4. Has No Children Portia SPRAGUE b: ABT 1870 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI

    Marriage 2 Dora Inez WEED b: ABT 1832 in Virginia
    • Married: 8 MAR 1883 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI
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