- "Index to Politicians - Sprague"
Sprague, Ernest L., (b. 1876) of Cranston, Providenced County, R.I. Born in East Providence, Providence County, R.I., December 22, 1876. Republican. Secretary of state of Rhode Island, 1924-33.
"The Ralph Sprague Genealogy", by E. G. Sprague, page 288
Ernest L. Sprague served as page in the RI House of Representatives and as Page in the Senate. In 1894 appointed clerk in the office of Secretary of State, then Deputy Secretary of State, which office he still (1913) holds. Past Master of Orpheus Lodge, No. 36, A.F.A.M.; Commander of Gen. A. E. Burnside Camp, Sons of Vets.; member of Edgewood Yacht Club, the Arion Club, and the Metacomet Club. [1, 3]