William Cameron Sproul

William Cameron Sproul

Infobox Governor
name= William Cameron Sproul


caption=
order = 28th
office = Governor of Pennsylvania
term_start = January 20, 1919
term_end = January 15, 1923
lieutenant = Edward E. Beidleman
predecessor = Martin Grove Brumbaugh
successor = Gifford Pinchot
birth_date= birth date|1870|9|16
birth_place= Colerain Township, Pennsylvania
death_date= death date and age|1928|3|21|1870|9|16
death_place=
party= Republican
profession=
alma_mater = Swarthmore College
religion = Religious Society of Friends
footnotes=

William Cameron Sproul (September 16, 1870ndash March 21, 1928) was Governor of Pennsylvania from 1919 to 1923. He was born near Octoraro and Andrew's Bridge, Colerain Township, Lancaster County. He was born in a structure currently known as the John Douglass House

He served as a member of Pennsylvania State Senate from 1897 to 1919, when he was elected Governor. He was a candidate for the Republican United States presidential election, 1920.

He was a member of the Religious Society of Friends.

Sproul State Forest in Clinton and Centre counties is named for him.

Biography

William Cameron Sproul was born in Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The Sproul family moved to Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 1883 where Sproul graduated from Chester High School in 1887 and, with honors, from Swarthmore College in 1891, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.

Sproul Hall, a residence hall on the campus of Penn State University, is named after William Cameron Sproul.

Governor Sproul Apartments located in Broomall, PA is named after William Cameron Sproul.

References

* [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/governors/sproul.asp?secid=31 PHMC: William Cameron Sproul biography]
* [http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/governors/sproul.asp Pennsylvania Governors Past to Present: Governor William Cameron Sproul]


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