The New International Encyclopædia/Appleton, James
APPLETON, James (1786-1862). An American temperance reformer, born at Ipswich, Mass. He fought as colonel of militia in the War of 1812, and was promoted to be a brigadier-general. Having removed to Maine, he was elected to the Legislature of that State in 1836. In 1837 he presented to the Legislature a report in which were advanced the principles that afterward became the basis of the Maine liquor law.