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Henry Harrison APLIN

(1841-1910)

APLIN, Henry Harrison, a Representative from Michigan; born in Thetford Township, Genesee County, Mich., April 15, 1841; moved with his parents to Flint, Mich., in 1848; attended the public schools; enlisted July 3, 1861, in Company C, Sixteenth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry; served until July 16, 1865, with the rank of second lieutenant; returned to Michigan and engaged in mercantile pursuits at Wenona (now West Bay City); postmaster of West Bay City from November 1869 to June 1886; served as township clerk and township treasurer, each for three years; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1884; elected auditor general of the State in 1886 and 1888; interested in the construction of the electric railways of West Bay City and served as general manager until 1891; member of the Michigan house of representatives in 1894 and 1895; was again appointed postmaster of West Bay City and served from October 1, 1898, to June 1902; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Rousseau O. Crump (October 15, 1901-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902; engaged in agricultural pursuits and was also interested in the manufacture of ice; died in West Bay City, Mich., July 23, 1910; interment in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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