Michael Sprigg

Michael Cresap Sprigg (July 1, 1791 – December 18, 1845) was a U.S. Representative from Maryland, brother of James Cresap Sprigg.

Michael Sprigg.

Born in Frostburg, Maryland, Sprigg completed preparatory studies. He held a number of local offices, and served as member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1821, 1823, 1837, 1840, and 1844. He served as president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company in 1841 and 1842.

Sprigg was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses, serving from March 4, 1827, to March 3, 1831. In Congress, he served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses). He died in Cumberland, Maryland, and is interred in Rose Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Michael Sprigg (id: S000751)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Contee Worthington
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Francis Thomas

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