The New International Encyclopædia/Appleton, John
APPLETON, John (1815-64). An American diplomatist. He was born at Beverly, Mass., and graduated at Bowdoin College in 1834. He was chargé d'affaires to Bolivia (1848-49), a member of Congress from 1851 to 1853. secretary of legation in London (1855-56), assistant secretary of state (1857), and minister to Russia (1860-61).