Howell Appling Jr. (September 5, 1919 – October 16, 2002) was an American Republican politician and businessman in the U.S. state of Oregon
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Appling was born in 1919 in Carthage, Texas. His father was Howell Appling Sr. He received a degree in engineering from Rice University in 1941 before joining the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant. In 1946, after completing his military service, Appling founded Independent Distributors, a Portland wholesale logging and farm equipment firm.
Appling served as the Multnomah County chairman of Mark Hatfield's successful 1958 bid for governor. After the election, Appling was appointed Secretary of State by Hatfield, who preceded him in that office.
He continued as a prominent Portland businessman until his death there on October 16, 2002.
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- Notable Secretaries of State from the Oregon Blue Book
- Entry from the Political Graveyard
- "Howell Appling, Jr.". Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7093846. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- Archived Obituary
|Secretary of State of Oregon
1959 – 1965
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