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APSLEY, Lewis Dewart

APSLEY, Lewis Dewart
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APSLEY, Lewis Dewart, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Northumberland, Pa., September 29, 1852; moved with his parents to Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pa., in 1861; attended public and private schools; moved to Philadelphia and engaged in business; early identified himself with the rubbergoods trade; moved to Massachusetts in 1877 and became a manufacturer of rubber clothing in Hudson in 1885; president of the Apsley Rubber Co., succeeded by the Firestone Apsley Rubber Co.; president of the Hudson Board of Trade and a director of the Hudson National Bank; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Fifty-fourth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed his former business pursuits in Hudson, Mass.; served two terms as vice chairman of the Republican National Congressional Committee; died in Colon, Panama, April 11, 1925; interment in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson, Mass.

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