Strangers to Us All Lawyers and Poetry

John Alan Appleman


John A. Appleman was born on May 14, 1912 at Webster Groves, Missouri. He obtained a B.A. degree from the University of Illinois in 1933 and his J.D. in 1935. He returned to school in 1950 to obtain an M.A. degree. Appleman was a practicing attorney who specialized in trial work. He served as president of Disability & Casualty Inter-Insurance Exchange, Jalco, Universal Drug and Research Laboratories, Inc., Universal Research Products, Inc., and Annuity Agency Co.

Appleman is the author of numerous legal practitioner books and was a contributor to the Encyclopedia Britanica, World Book Encyclopedia, and the Tort and Medical Yearbook. He wrote over a hundred articles on legal and other subjects for Reader's Digest, Rotarian, and Woman's Day.

His poetry was published in periodicals and was collected under the pseudonyms, Bill Daley and James St. David Montrose. [Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003][See also, Who Was Who in America: 1982-1985][Appleman was also the author fiction.]


John Alan Appleman, The Elusive Song (Prairie Press, 1969)(under the pseudonym James St. David Montrose)

[I find no OCLC listing of this title, or any titles under the name Bill Daley or James St. David Montrose.]


John Alan Appleman, Automobile Liability Insurance: Based upon the National Standard Policy Provisions (Chicago: Callaghan, 1938)

John Alan Appleman, Insurance Law and Practice, with Forms (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Pub. Co., 1941)(St. Paul: West Pub. Co., 1965)(St. Paul: West Pub. Co., 1981)(with Jean Appleman)

________________, Illinois Dramshop Briefs (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1950)(1960)(with Marshall E. Miller)

________________, Book Preparing and Trying Cases in Illinois (Chicago: B. Smith Co., 1951)

________________, Successful Jury Trials: A Symposium (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1952)

________________, Successful Appellate Techniques (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1953)

________________, How to Use Life Insurance in Estate Planning (Philadelphia: Chilton Co., 1954)

________________, Military Tribunals and International Crimes (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1954)(Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1971)

________________, International Crimes and Military Tribunals (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1954)

________________ (ed.), Basic Estate Planning (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1957)(Albany [New York]: Matthew Bender, 1961)

________________, Book Approved Appellate Briefs: Text and Forms (St. Paul, West Pub. Co., 1958)

________________, How to Increase Your Money Making Power (New York: F. Fell, 1959)(New York: F. Fell, 1964)

________________, The Medical Witness and His Patient (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merill, 1964)

________________, Cross-Examination (Fairfax, Virginia: Coiner Publications, Ltd. 1963)(1965)

________________, Preparation and Trial (Vienna, Virginia: Coiner Publications, 1967)

________________, Your Psychic Powers and Immortality (New York: F. Fell, 1968)

[Published in Mexico as follows: John Alan Appleman, Sus poderes psíquicos y la inmortalidad (Mexico: Logos Consorcio Editorial, 1975)(México, D.F.: Diana, 1987)]

________________, The Midas Touch: Dynamics of Market Investment (Oxford, Indiana: American Publisher, 1975)(1976)(with Jean Appleman)

________________, Insurance Law and Practice, with Forms (St. Paul: West Pub. Co., 1981)(Kansas City, Missouri: Vernon Law Book Co., 1965)(with Jean Appleman)

[John Alan Appleman, Edward J. Bander, & David F. Bander, Appleman's Insurance Law and Practice (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Pub. Co., 1987)]

[John Alan Appleman & Eric M. Holmes, Holmes' Appleman on Insurance, 2d (Newark, New Jersey: LexisNexis, 1996)]

[John Alan Appleman, Eric M. Holmes & Mark S. Rhodes, Holmes's Appleman on Insurance (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Pub. Co., 1996)

________________, How to Increase Your Money-Making Power in the '80s (New York: F. Fell, 1981)