William Upham (1791 - 1853)

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Birthplace: Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Washington City, District Of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Cause of death: suffering from small pox at time of his death, buried in Congressional Cemetary
Occupation: Lawyer and Politican, Senator from Vermont
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About William Upham

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William Upham (August 5, 1792 – January 14, 1853) was a United States Senator from Vermont. (Quotation on slavery: "...a crime against humanity and a sore evil in the body politic"

Born in Leicester, Massachusetts, he moved with his father to Montpelier, Vermont in 1802. He attended the district schools, the Montpelier Academy, and was privately tutored; he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in Montpelier in 1812. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1827 to 1828 and was State's attorney for Washington County in 1829; he was again a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1830.

In 1843 he was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate in 1843. He was reelected in 1849 and served from March 4, 1843 until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1853. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Agriculture (Twenty-eighth Congress) and of the Committee on Pensions (Twenty-ninth Congress).

Interment was in the Congressional Cemetery. He was suffering from smallpox at the time of his death, but is unknown if it was the cause of death.

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William Upham (August 5, 1792 – January 14, 1853) was a United States Senator from Vermont. (Quotation on slavery: "...a crime against humanity and a sore evil in the body politic"

Born in Leicester, Massachusetts, he moved with his father to Montpelier, Vermont in 1802. He attended the district schools, the Montpelier Academy, and was privately tutored; he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in Montpelier in 1812. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1827 to 1828 and was State's attorney for Washington County in 1829; he was again a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1830.

In 1843 he was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate in 1843. He was reelected in 1849 and served from March 4, 1843 until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1853. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Agriculture (Twenty-eighth Congress) and of the Committee on Pensions (Twenty-ninth Congress).

Interment was in the Congressional Cemetery. He was suffering from smallpox at the time of his death, but is unknown if it was the cause of death.

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William Upham, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1791
August 5, 1791
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
1853
January 14, 1853
Age 61
Washington City, District Of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
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Washington, D.C.