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Lewis D. Apsley

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Lewis Dewart Apsley
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byJoseph H. O'Neil
Succeeded byGeorge W. Weymouth
Personal details
Political partyRepublican

Lewis Dewart Apsley (September 29, 1852 – April 11, 1925) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.


Born in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, Apsley moved with his parents to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, in 1861. He attended public and private schools. He moved to Philadelphia and engaged in business. Apsley identified himself with the rubbergoods trade. He moved to Massachusetts in 1877 and became a manufacturer of rubber clothing in Hudson in 1885. He served as president of the Apsley Rubber Co., succeeded by the Firestone Apsley Rubber Co.. He served as president of the Hudson Board of Trade and a director of the Hudson National Bank.

Laura Marguerite Remington

He married Laura Marguerite Remington, born in Philadelphia. She was the youngest daughter of Capt. John S. Remington, a descendant of an old Philadelphia family. Her early life was spent in Philadelphia. She was much loved by a large coterie of friends, and had many admirers, among whom was Lewis Dewart Apsley, then an active young business man of Philadelphia. Their marriage occurred in that city in 1873, where they resided for a few years, then went to Boston, Massachusetts, and finally located in Hudson, Massachusetts, in 1883. Their only son, Willie George, died in 1880.[1]

Apsley was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897). He served as chairman of the Committee on Manufactures (Fifty-fourth Congress). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1896. He resumed his former business pursuits in Hudson, Massachusetts. He served two terms as vice chairman of the Republican National Congressional Committee. He died in Colon, Panama, April 11, 1925. He was interred in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson, Massachusetts.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph H. O'Neil
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
Succeeded by
George W. Weymouth

  1. ^ Hinman, Ida (1895). The Washington Sketch Book. 
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