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municipal and corporate lawyer

John Reno Sprague, American municipal and corporate lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1937, Missouri 1937, United States District Court (eastern district) Illinois 1937, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1975. Named Boss of Year, St. Clair County Legal Secretary, 1977.

Background

Sprague, John Reno was born on July 8, 1915 in Belleville, Illinois, United States. Son of Reno Nelson and Katherine Sprague.

Education

Juris Doctor, St. Saint Louis University, 1937.

Career

Village attorney, Village of Cahokia, Illinois, 1939-1991;township attorney, Centreville Township, St. Clair County, Illinois, 1939-1991;city attorney, City of Centreville, Illinois, 1960-1991;counsel, East Side Levee & Sanitary District, St. Clair and Madison County, Illinois, 1960-1991;counsel, vice president, board directors, Bank of Cahokia, 1961-1991;village attorney, Village of Alorton, Illinois, 1965-1989;approving examining attorney, Chicago Title & Trust Company, St. Clair County, 1971-1991;counsel, Metro East Sanitary District, St. Clair and Madison County, 1974-1991. Board of directors Magna Bank of Columbia, Illinois.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1937, Missouri 1937, United States District Court (eastern district) Illinois 1937, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1975.

Membership

Democratic chairman St. Clair County, 1954. President, member advisory board United States Selective Service Committee, United Service Organization, 1942. President St. Clair County Tubercolosis Association.

Vice president Kaskaskia council Boy Scouts American. Chairman Navy Relief Society, 1942. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association (privileged), Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, St. Clair County Bar Association, East St. Louis Bar Association, Belleville Bar Association, Order of Woolsack, Delta Theta Phi, Alpha Sigma Nu.

Connections

Married Mary Chamblin, June 30, 1939 (deceased February 1953). Children: John R. Junior, Robert, Mary, Heather. Married Euline L. Katt, August 14, 1971.

1 child, Theodore R.

father:
Reno Nelson

mother:
Katherine Sprague

spouse:
Mary Chamblin

spouse:
Euline L. Katt

child:
John R. Junior Sprague

child:
Robert Sprague

child:
Mary Sprague

child:
Heather Sprague

child:
Theodore R. Sprague