William A. Prout

William A. Prout
4th Governor of the Republic of Maryland
In office
6 June 1854 – April 1856
Preceded bySamuel Ford McGill
Succeeded byBoston Jenkins Drayton

William A. Prout was a Liberian politician.

Prout was the son of Jacob W. Prout, who served as secretary of the Liberian Constitutional Convention. Prout served as the first elected Governor of Republic of Maryland after the country achieved independence. In April 1856, Prout was removed from office for repeated public drunkenness.

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