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Kate Chase

Born: Aug 13, 1840

Death: Jul 31, 1899

Birthplace: Ohio

Nationality: United States

Kate Chase

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1840
Date of Death : Jul 31, 1899
Birth Place : Ohio

Katherine Jane Chase Sprague was a Washington society hostess during the American Civil War. During the war, she married Rhode Island Governor William Sprague. She was the daughter of Ohio politician Salmon P. Chase, who served as Treasury Secretary during President Abraham Lincoln's first administration and later Chief Justice of the United States. She was a strong supporter of her widowed father's presidential ambitions which, had he been successful, would have made her First Lady.

Spouse


  • William Sprague IV
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