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
Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1815–1816
Preceded by Thomas W. Thompson
Succeeded by David L. Morrill
Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1809–1810
Preceded by Charles Cutts
Succeeded by Charles 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
Born December 27, 1768
Brookfield, Massachusetts
Died February 10, 1848
Claremont, New Hampshire
Resting place Pleasant Street Cemetery
Political party Federalist
Spouse(s) Mary D Upham
Relations Jabez Upham
Children George Baxter Upham
Robert Harris Upham
Jabez Baxter Upham
Harriet Harris Upham
James Phineas Upham
Edward B Upham
Alma mater Phillips Exeter Academy;
Harvard University, 1789
Profession Lawyer
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.

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.[3]

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. ^ "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
United States 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