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John Appleton

John Appleton, American congressman, diplomat. member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Maine, 32d Congress, 1851-1853.

Background

  • Appleton, John was born on February 11, 1815 in Beverly, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John W. and Sophia (Williams) Appleton.

  • Education

    • Graduate Bowdoin College, 1834.

    Career

    • Admitted to Cumberland County (Maine) bar, 1837. Edited Eastern Argus, 1839-1844. Chief clerk Navy Department, 1845-1848, Department State, 1848.

      Charge d’affaires, Bolivia, 1848-1849. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Maine, 32d Congress, 1851-1853. United States secretary legation in London, England. under Ambassador (later President) Buchanan, 1855-1856.

      Assistant secretary of state United States, 1857-1860. Minister to Russia, 1860-1861.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Maine, 32d Congress, 1851-1853.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Dodge, November 27, 1840.
    • father: John W. Appleton
    • mother: Sophia (Williams) Appleton
    • spouse: Susan Dodge
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    Born February 11, 1815
    Died August 22, 1864
    (aged 49)
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