Sprole, William Thomas, Dd
Sprole, William Thomas, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Baltimore, Maryland, March 16, 1809. He studied privately, and spent a year and a half (1827-28) at Princeton Theological Seminary, was licensed in 1829, ordained an evangelist the same year, and became pastor of the First General Reformed Church of Philadelphia in 1832; stated supply of the First Presbyterian Church at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1837; pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Washington, D.C., in 1843, and for five years acted as chaplain of the House of Representatives. In 1847 he received the appointment of chaplain and professor of ethics in the Military Academy at West Point, but resigned in 1856 to accept a call to the First Presbyterian Church at Newburgh, N.Y., from which he was released in 1872. In 1874 he removed to Detroit, Mich., and became pastor of Woodworth Avenue Church, a charge which he resigned in 1877. He died at Detroit, June 9, 1833. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1884, page 12. (W.P.S.)