Presley Spruance (September 11, 1785-February 13, 1863) was a merchant and politician from Smyrna, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Whig Party, who served in the Delaware General Assembly and as U.S. Senator from Delaware.
born in Kent County, Del., September 11, 1785; pursued preparatory studies; engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits in Smyrna, Del.; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1831; member, State senate 1828, 1840, 1846, and served as its president; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1853; was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; resumed his business pursuits; died in Smyrna, Del., February 13, 1863; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery.
Political Offices Preceded by: Thomas Clayton U.S. Senator from Delaware (class 2) March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1853 Succeeded by: John M. Clayton