Douglas Applegate

Doug Applegate
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Wayne Hays
Succeeded by Bob Ney
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 30th district
In office
January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1974
Preceded by John Longsworth
Succeeded by Kinsey Milleson
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
In office
January 3, 1961 – December 31, 1968
Preceded by District established
Succeeded by Arthur Bowers
Personal details
Born Earl Douglas Applegate, Jr.
(1928-03-27) March 27, 1928
Steubenville, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Occupation Real Estate
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Earl Douglas "Doug" Applegate, Jr. (born March 27, 1928) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. Applegate is a Democrat.

Life and career

Applegate was born in Steubenville, Ohio, the son of Mary (Lougacre) and Earl Douglas Applegate.[1] He attended local public schools, and graduated from Steubenville High School in 1947, after which he engaged in the real estate business. In 1960, Applegate was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, and was reelected in 1962, 1964 and 1966. By 1968, he had moved up to the Ohio Senate, and was reelected once more in 1972.

In 1976, Congressman Wayne Hays opted to retire, and Applegate was looked upon as the frontrunner to replace him.[2] He went on to win that November.[3] He would go on to serve a total of nine terms in the United States House of Representatives.

By 1994, Applegate had served almost two decades in the House, and opted to retire.[4] He was succeeded by Bob Ney.

Following his tenure, Applegate retired, and has not sought elected office since.


The United States Post Office at 150 N. 3rd Street, Steubenville was designated the "Douglas Applegate Post Office" on July 9, 1997.[5]


  2. "Rep. Hays withdraws from race". Beaver County Times. 1976-08-13. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  3. "Applegate in 18th". Youngstown Vindicator. 1976-11-14. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  4. "4 show interest in Applegate's post". Youngstown Vindicator. 1994-01-06. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  5. "H.R. 2129, 105th Congress" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-07.
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wayne Hays
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
Bob Ney
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