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John Appleton

congressman , diplomat

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