SPRAGUE, Peleg, (1793 - 1880)

Senate Years of Service: 1829-1835
Party: Anti-Jacksonian

Maine State Museum

SPRAGUE, Peleg, (grandfather of Charles Franklin Sprague), a Representative and a Senator from Maine; born in Duxbury, Mass., April 27, 1793; graduated from Harvard University in 1812; studied law at Litchfield, Conn.; admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Augusta, Maine; moved to Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine, in 1817 and continued the practice of law; member, Maine house of representatives 1821-1822; corporate member of the Maine Historical Society; elected to the Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1825, until his resignation, effective March 3, 1829, having been elected Senator; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1829, to January 1, 1835, when he resigned; again resumed the practice of law in Boston, Mass., in 1840; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1840; United States district judge of Massachusetts 1841-1865; died in Boston, Mass., October 13, 1880; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.


Dictionary of American Biography; Sprague, Peleg. Speeches and Addresses. Boston: Philips, Sampson & Co., 1858.