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William Hall Sproul
(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)
Hall Sproul (1898 - -), son of James and Anne (Johnson) Sproul, was born
in Sadsbury township, Lancaster county, November 6, 1837. On attaining his
majority, he acquired a partnership in the iron works founded by his
father. Subsequently he became largely interested in iron works in
Michigan; in 1874, he removed to the City of Negaunee, in that state.
While in Michigan, he represented, for some years, the City of Negaunee in
the Board of Supervisors of Marquette county. In 1882, he returned to
Lancaster county, and the following year, 1883, located in Chester, where
he became connected with the Chester Rolling Mills.
1892, Mr. Sproul became a partner in the wholesale grocery firm of Sproul
& Lewis, from which he withdrew in 1901. He was elected, in 1892, to
Common Council, representing the Seventh ward, and was re-elected in 1894.
At the expiration of his four years' service in that body, he refused to
be again a candidate for re-election. In 1902, he was designated by the
Councils the representative of the City of Chester in the Board of Wardens
of the Port of Philadelphia, and upon the creation of the Board of
Commissioners of Navigation of the Port of Philadelphia, became one of the
five members of that important body, serving until increasing years led
him to resign in 1914. In 1898, he was appointed a member of the Board of
Park Commissioners, and served until that body was abolished by the new
city law in 1913. Mr. Sproul is a director of the Chester
Hospital and a trustee of the Second
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