UPHAM, WILLIAM, a Senator from Vermont; born in Leicester, Mass., August 5, 1792; moved with his
father to Montpelier, Vt., in 1802; attended the district schools, the Montpelier Academy, and was
privately tutored; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in Montpelier,
Vt., in 1812; member, State house of representatives 1827-1828; State's attorney for Washington
County 1829; member, State house of representatives 1830; elected as a Whig to the United States
Senate in 1843; reelected in 1849 and served from March 4, 1843, until his death in Washington,
D.C., January 14, 1853; chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Twenty-eighth Congress), Committee
on Pensions (Twenty-ninth Congress); interment in the Congressional Cemetery.