William Appleton was a congressman from Massachusetts from 1851 to 1855 and briefly during the Civil War. Prior to his political career, Appleton had established William Appleton and Company, a successful participant in the California hide trade. Wikipedia*

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U.S. Representative, Constitutional Unionist-MA 5th July 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Whig-MA 5th December 5, 1853 - March 3, 1855 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Whig-MA 1st December 1, 1851 - December 4, 1853 Videos: 0

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