John T. Apperson
John T. Apperson (December 23, 1834 – April 3, 1917) was an American steamboat captain and military officer who also served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly. He was born in Christian County, Kentucky, son of Beverly Apperson and Jane Gilbert Tubbs. He was a steamboat captain and owner on the Willamette River in the 1850s. He served as a first lieutenant in Company "E" of the Oregon Cavalry during the American Civil War.
John T. Apperson
|Member of the Oregon Senate|
from the 3rd and 4th district
|Preceded by||John Myers|
|Succeeded by||John Myers|
|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives|
from the 4th district
1870–1871 and 1889–1890
|Born||December 23, 1834|
Christian County, Kentucky
|Died||April 3, 1917 82) (aged|
Oregon City, Oregon
|Profession||Steamboat owner and captain|
He was sheriff of Clackamas County. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1870 and in the Oregon State Senate from 1878 to 1881, but was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1882. In 1889, he served again in the Oregon House of Representatives, after being elected to a seat in 1888.
Apperson died on April 3, 1917, at his home in the Park Place neighborhood of Oregon City, where he had resided with his wife, Mary Ann Elliott Apperson. He is buried at the Mountain View Cemetery, in Oregon City.
- Hidden History of Civil War Oregon, by Randol B. Fletcher, History Press, Charleston, SC (2011), p. 16
- An Illustrated History of the State of Oregon, by Harvey Kimball Hines, Lewis Publishing Co., 1893, pp. 545-547
- "Captain Answers A Last Command". Oregon City Courier. April 5, 1917. pp. 1, 8. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
- "Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1870 Regular Session (6th)". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
- "Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1878 Regular Session (10th)". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
- "Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1880 Regular Session (11th)". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
- "Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: 1889 Regular Session (15th)". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
- "OAC Endowment Fund Is Permanent; J. T. Apperson Is Donor". The Sunday Oregonian. May 13, 1917. Section 1, p. 21. Retrieved 2017-01-23.