To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

William A. J. Sparks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William A. J. Sparks
William A. J. Sparks.png
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883
Preceded byJames S. Martin
Succeeded byAaron Shaw
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Illinois Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1828-11-19)November 19, 1828
New Albany, Indiana
DiedMay 7, 1904(1904-05-07) (aged 75)
St. Louis, Missouri
Resting placeSt. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Carlyle, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materMcKendree College

William Andrew Jackson Sparks (November 19, 1828 – May 7, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born near New Albany, Indiana, Sparks moved with his parents to Illinois in 1836. He attended the public schools and graduated from McKendree College in 1850. He taught school for a time and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Carlyle, Illinois. United States land receiver for the Edwardsville (Illinois) land office 1853-1856. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1856 and 1857. He served in the State senate in 1863 and 1864. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868.

Sparks was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-fifth Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Forty-sixth Congress). He did not seek renomination in 1882 and resumed the practice of law. He was appointed by President Cleveland as Commissioner of the United States General Land Office and served from March 26, 1885, to March 26, 1888. He resumed the practice of law at Carlyle and Springfield, Illinois. He died in St. Louis, Missouri, May 7, 1904. He was interred in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Carlyle, Illinois.


  • United States Congress. "William A. J. Sparks (id: S000704)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

External links

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Commissioner of the General Land Office
March 26, 1885 – March 27, 1888
Succeeded by
This page was last edited on 3 July 2022, at 04:51
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.