Oregon Republican League:
Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 173.
APPERSON, A.J., of McMinnville, was born in Newton County, Missouri, Septemeber 17, 1839, and came to Oregon in 1847. Resided a mile fro Portland till 1849, then went to school in Portland till 1851, when he went to Linn City, opposite Oregon City, and lived there till 1858, when he went to the Fraser river mines; came back in 1859 and followed steamboating until 1864, except one season in the mines. He then took charge of flouring mills, going to McMinnville in 1884 to engage in the general merchandise business. He was a delegate to the Clackamas County conventions from 1864 to 1882, serving as chairman, and to the state conventions during the same period. He has been a delegate to Yamhill County conventions since 1886, and the club conventions in 1894-95. He was for nine years a member of the City Council of Oregon City. He served four months in the Yakima Indian war of 1856, under Colonel J. K. Kelly.
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