Lewis D. Apsley
|Lewis Dewart Apsley|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th district
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
|Preceded by||Joseph H. O'Neil|
|Succeeded by||George W. Weymouth|
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.
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.
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