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John Russell Sprague (December 24, 1886 – April 17, 1969) was the Republican county executive of Nassau County, New York from 1938 until 1953.

Born in Inwood, New York, Sprague was an instrumental politician in Nassau County. He took center stage in adopting a county charter that created the position of county executive. In 1938, he was the first person elected to that office.

Preceded by
position created
County executive of Nassau County
1938–1953
Succeeded by
A. Holly Patterson

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