George B. Upham

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George Baxter Upham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At large district
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Preceded byJames Sheafe
Succeeded bySilas Betton
Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1815–1816
Preceded byThomas W. Thompson
Succeeded byDavid L. Morrill
Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1809–1810
Preceded byCharles Cutts
Succeeded byCharles Cutts
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1815–1816
Member of the
New Hampshire State Senate
In office
1814–1814
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1804–1813
Personal details
BornDecember 27, 1768
Brookfield, Massachusetts
DiedFebruary 10, 1848 (aged 79)
Claremont, New Hampshire
Resting placePleasant Street Cemetery
Political partyFederalist
Spouse(s)Mary D Upham
RelationsJabez Upham
ChildrenGeorge Baxter Upham
Robert Harris Upham
Jabez Baxter Upham
Harriet Harris Upham
James Phineas Upham
Edward B Upham
Alma materPhillips Exeter Academy;
Harvard University, 1789
ProfessionLawyer
Banker
politician

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[edit]

Born in Brookfield, Massachusetts,[1] 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.

Career[edit]

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[2] after retiring from public life.

He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1815.[3]

Death[edit]

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[edit]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawrence Kestenbaum (July 22, 2013). "Upham, George Baxter (1768-1848)". Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  2. ^ Bell, Charles Henry. The Bench and Bar of New Hampshire: Including Biographical Notices of Deceased Judges of the Highest Court, and Lawyers of the Province and State, and a List of Names of Those Now Living. Houghton, Mifflin. p. 700.
  3. ^ American Antiquarian Society Members Directory
  4. ^ "George B. Upham". Roots Web Ancestry.com. Retrieved 1 April 2014.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Cutts
Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives

1809-1810
Succeeded by
Charles Cutts
Preceded by
Thomas W. Thompson
Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives

1815-1816
Succeeded by
David L. Morrill
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Sheafe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire

March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Succeeded by
Silas Betton