Vermont Historical Society
UPHAM, William (1792-1853)

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.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 3 items.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1851. 1 letter.

  • U.S. Congress. Obituary Addresses on the Occasion of the Death of the Hon. William Upham, a Senator of the United States, from the State of Vermont. 33d Cong., 1st sess., 1853-1854. Washington: Congressional Globe, 1853.