Member Biography

Benjamin Graybil Apple 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1929-1930       27 Republican
1931-1932       27 Republican


06/28/1868 - 06/22/1945

Benjamin Graybil Apple (R27) Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties 1929-1932

Early Life:           

Benjamin Apple, born June 28, 1868, Freeburg, Washington Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; son of Benjamin and Martha Graybil Apple; public school education; Freeburg Academy, 1884; Bloomsburg Teachers College, 1889; teacher, Sunbury High School, 1890-1899; elected, superintendent of Northumberland schools, two terms, 1899; owner, publisher, Sunbury Daily Item, 1904-1915; supervisor, Census of 18th Congressional District, 1910; postmaster, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 1910-1914; director, vice president, Sunbury Trust and Safe Deposit Company; director, Sunbury Industrial Corporation; president, Freeburg State Bank; co-founder, Holsum Butterkrust Baking Company, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 1920; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1929-1932; Spouse, Lillie Elizabeth Moyer Apple, son, John Adam Apple; died, June 22, 1945 (aged 76), Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Orchard Hills Cemetery, Shamokin Dam, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Supervisor, Census of 18th Congressional District, 1910.

Postmaster, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 1910-1914.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 27th district, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties, 1929-1932.


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Sunbury Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania) November 11, 2010, updated August 5, 2014.

Benjamin Graybill Apple (1868-1945) - Find a Grave Memorial