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William Robinson Sapp (March 4, 1804 – January 3, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, and uncle of U.S. Representative William F. Sapp of Iowa.

William Robinson Sapp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857
Preceded byWilliam F. Hunter
Succeeded byJoseph Burns
Personal details
Born(1804-03-04)March 4, 1804
Cadiz, Ohio
DiedJanuary 3, 1875(1875-01-03) (aged 70)
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Resting placeMound View Cemetery
Political party

Born at Cadiz, Ohio, Sapp moved to Knox County, Ohio, where he attended the public schools. He engaged in the mercantile business in Danville. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice at Millersburg, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Holmes County, Ohio. Presidential elector in 1844 for Clay/Frelinghuysen.[1] He moved to Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1846.

Sapp was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. Assessor of internal revenue for the thirteenth district 1869-1872. He served as collector of internal revenue from 1872 until his death in Mount Vernon, Ohio, January 3, 1875. He was interred in Mound View Cemetery.


  1. ^ Taylor 1899 : 255
  • United States Congress. "William R. Sapp (id: S000061)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Kennon, Jr.
United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district
Succeeded by
Joseph Burns