T. Frank Appleby

Theodore Frank Appleby ( born October 10, 1864 in Old Bridge, New Jersey, † December 15, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1923 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1875, Frank Appleby moved with his parents to Asbury Park, where he attended the public schools. He then studied at the Pennington Seminary and then to 1885 at Fort Edward Collegiate Institute in Glens Falls (New York). In the following years, Appleby worked in the real estate business and the insurance industry. He also began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1887 and 1897 he was a member of the education committee of the city Asbury Park. From 1894 to 1902 he was also in the Education Committee of the State of New Jersey. In 1896 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in St. Louis, was nominated on the William McKinley as a presidential candidate. In addition, Appleby was 1899-1906 Member of City Council from Asbury Park. Between 1908 and 1912 he was mayor of that city. From 1917 to 1920 he worked in the Tax Commission of Monmouth County.

In the congressional elections of 1920, Appleby was in the third electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas J. Scully on March 4, 1921. Since he Democrat Elmer H. Geran defeated in 1922, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1923. In the 1924 elections Appleby won against Geran; so that he could take another term in Congress on March 4, 1925. But that did not, because he died in Baltimore on 15 December 1924. His son Stewart was elected in his place for the Members.