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sociologist , Computer systems scientist

Robert Houston Appleby, American computer systems scientist, sociologist. Certified systems professional. Recipient service award Association Information Systems Professionals, New Cumberland, 1986.


Appleby, Robert Houston was born on December 16, 1931 in Visalia, California, United States. Son of Russell Gilmore Appleby and Ruth (Wagnon) Brooks.


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland., 1954;Master of Science in Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1960.


Engineer, Du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware, 1960-1964;senior engineer, Du Pont, Martinsville, Virginia, 1964-1968;consultant supervisor, Du Pont, Wilmington, 1968-1976;senior consultant, Du Pont, Mulhouse, France, 1976-1978;senior engineering associate, Du Pont, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, 1978-1986;senior research associate, Du Pont, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1986-1990;facilities manager, Immaculate Conception Parish, Durham, North Carolina, 1990-1993;vice president, Baja Systems, Inc., 1992-1994.


  • Certified systems professional.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to profl journals.


Secretary Representatives, Martinsville, 1966-1967, finance chairman 12th Congressional District, 1996-1997. Chairman Durham Civic Center Authority, 1995-1997, Northwest Durham Partnership Against Crime, 1995-1998. Member executive committee North Carolina Republican Party, 1996-2006.

Chairman Durham County Republican Party, 1996-1999, North Carolina Republican 4th Congressional District Committee, 2001-2003. Board directors Rebuild Durham, Inc., 2005-2008. Member of World Future Society (life.

Chapter coordinator 1985).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: racquetball, tennis, squash, bridge.


Married Barbara Verhalen, June 29, 1932. Children: Michael Andrew, Christopher Martin, David Russell, Susan Ballouf.

Russell Gilmore Appleby Brooks

Ruth (Wagnon) Brooks

Barbara Verhalen

Michael Andrew Appleby

Christopher Martin Appleby

David Russell Appleby

Susan Ballouf Appleby