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Elliott Wilford Sproul (December 28, 1856 – June 22, 1935) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Elliott W. Sproul
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931
Preceded byWilliam Warfield Wilson
Succeeded byEdward A. Kelly
Personal details
Born(1856-12-28)December 28, 1856
Apohaqui, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada
DiedJune 22, 1935(1935-06-22) (aged 78)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican


Born in Apohaqui, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada, Sproul attended the public schools. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1879 and to Chicago, Illinois in 1880, and engaged in the building and contracting business. He was naturalized in 1886. He served as member of the Chicago City Council 1896–1899. He served as delegate to the 1920 Republican National Convention. He served as member of the board of directors of the Chicago Public Library 1919-1921.

Sproul was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. He resided in Chicago until his death there on June 22, 1935. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.


  • United States Congress. "Elliott W. Sproul (id: S000758)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward A. Kelly

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