William Cameron Sproul, Governor

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William Cameron Sproul

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Son of William Hall Sproul and Deborah Dickinson Slokom

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About William Cameron Sproul, Governor



William Cameron Sproul (September 16, 1870 – March 21, 1928) was the 27th 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 presidential nomination in 1920.

He was a member of the Religious Society of Friends.

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


William Cameron Sproul was born in Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His birthplace is known as the John Douglass House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

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, Pennsylvania, is named after William Cameron Sproul.

Sproul Estates, in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, a residential development named after Governor Sproul, is built on the site of his former residence. He is buried at the Chester Rural Cemetery.

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