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Theodore Frank Appleby (October 10, 1864 – December 15, 1924) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1921 to 1923. He was the father of Stewart Hoffman Appleby, who also became a congressman from New Jersey.[1]

Theodore Frank Appleby
Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1923
Preceded byThomas J. Scully
Succeeded byElmer H. Geran
Personal details
Born(1864-10-10)October 10, 1864
Old Bridge Township, New Jersey,
DiedDecember 15, 1924(1924-12-15) (aged 60)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionReal estate and insurance businessman


Born on October 10, 1864 in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Appleby graduated from Fort Edwards Collegiate Institute in 1885. He became a real estate and insurance businessman. Appleby served as a member of the Asbury Park, New Jersey Board of Education from 1887–1897, was a member of the State board of education from 1894–1902, was a delegate to the 1896 Republican National Convention, was a member of the city council from 1899–1906, served as Mayor of Asbury Park, New Jersey from 1908 to 1912, and was a member of the Monmouth County Board of Taxation from 1917–1920.

He was elected as a Republican to serve as a congressman in the 67th Congress. He lost the next election, but was reelected at the 69th Congress elections. He died on December 15, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland before he could take his seat, and was replaced by his son, Stewart Hoffman Appleby. He was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery in East Brunswick, New Jersey.


  1. ^ "Theodore Frank Appleby". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Appleby, Theodore Frank (1864-1924) — also known as T. Frank Appleby — of Asbury Park, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Old Bridge, Middlesex County, N.J., October 10, 1864. Son of Theodore Frelinguysen Appleby and Margaret Susanna (Mount) Appleby; married, April 10, 1889, to Alice C. Hoffman; father of Stewart Hoffman Appleby. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1896; mayor of Asbury Park, N.J., 1908-12; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, of heart trouble, in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., December 15, 1924 (age 60 years, 66 days). Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Old Bridge, N.J.

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