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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/William F. Sapp

WILLIAM F. SAPP was born at Danville, Ohio, November 23, 1824. He received an academic education and studied law at Mount Vernon with Columbus Delano. He was admitted to the bar in 1850 and began practice at Mount Vernon. In 1854 he was elected Prosecuting Attorney, holding that position four years. In 1860 he removed to Omaha and later became a member of the Territorial Legislature. He was appointed Adjutant-General and in 1862 was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the Second Nebraska Cavalry. After the war he made his home at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and practiced law. In 1866 he was a Representative in the Eleventh General Assembly of Iowa. In 1869 he was appointed by President Grant United States District Attorney for Iowa, serving until 1873. In 1878 he was nominated by the Republicans of the Eighth District for Representative in Congress and elected, serving but one term.