Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Appleton, William

Appleton, William (cousin of Nathan Appleton), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Brookfield, Mass., November 16, 1786; attended schools in New Ipswich, N.H., Francestown, N.H., and Tyngsboro, Mass.; worked in a country store at Temple, Hillsboro County, N.H., when fifteen years of age; moved to Boston in 1807; engaged in mercantile pursuits; president of the Boston Branch of the United States Bank 1832-1836; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress and for election in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1861, to September 27, 1861, when he resigned because of failing health; died at Longwood (Brookline), Mass., February 15, 1862; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Appleton, William," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.787 Original Sources, accessed April 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQQDY12E2YUQA2E.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Appleton, William." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.787, Original Sources. 19 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQQDY12E2YUQA2E.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Appleton, William' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.787. Original Sources, retrieved 19 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQQDY12E2YUQA2E.