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George Baxter Upham

Birthplace: Brookfield, MA
Death: February 19, 1848 (79)
Claremont, NH, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Phineas Upham and Susanna Upham
Husband of Mary Upham
Father of George Baxter Upham II; Jabez Baxter Upham; Harriet Harris Walker; James Phineas Upham; Robert Harris Upham and 4 others
Brother of Katherine Scott; The Honorable Jabez Upham; Thomas Upham; Susanna Upham; Mary "Polly" Upham and 2 others
Half brother of Samuel Upham and Francis Upham

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About George B. Upham, U.S. Congress

George Baxter Upham (December 27, 1768 – February 10, 1848) was an American politician and a United States Representative from the U. S. state of New Hampshire.

Early life

Born in Brookfield, Massachusetts, Upham attended the common schools and Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. He graduated from Harvard University in 1789, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1792.


Upham practiced law in Claremont, New Hampshire and served as solicitor for Cheshire County from December 15, 1796 to 1804.

Elected as a Federalist to the Seventh United States Congress and served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from March 4, 1801, to March 3, 1803. He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1802.

Upham was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1804 to 1813 and again in 1815. He served as Speaker of the House in 1809 and 1815. He served in the State Senate in 1814. He resumed the practice of law and was president of Claremont Bank for twenty years after retiring from public life.


Upham died in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, on February 10, 1848 (age 79 years, 45 days). He is interred at Pleasant Street Cemetery, Claremont, New Hampshire.

Family life

Upham was the son of Phineas and Susanna Buckminster Upham, brother of Jabez Upham, and cousin of Charles Wentworth Upham. He married Mary Duncan on December 31, 1805, and they had six children: George Baxter, Robert Harris, Jabez Baxter, Harriet Harris, James Phineas, and Edward B.

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George B. Upham, U.S. Congress's Timeline

December 27, 1768
Brookfield, MA
July 10, 1810
May 13, 1820
January 6, 1822
October 27, 1827
February 19, 1848
Age 79
Claremont, NH, United States