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William Upham
Birth: Aug. 5, 1792
Leicester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1853
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

United States Senator. US Senator. Moved with father to Montpelier, 1802. Attended local schools and Montpelier Academy, and was privately tutored. Lost hand in cider mill accident while still a boy. Studied law, admitted to bar, and began practice in Montpelier, 1812. Wife Sarah Keyes of Ashford, Connecticut. Five children, one of whom died in infancy. Vermont House, 1827-28. State's Attorney, Washington County, 1829. Vermont House, 1830. Candidate for US House, 1834, 1838. US Senate, 1843 until his death. Enabled many prospective lawyers to study at his office, several of whom became noteworthy, including future Governor Peter Washburn. Noted anti-slavery advocate, quoted as describing practice as "a crime against humanity, and a sore evil in the body politic." Died at Irving Hotel after suffering from smallpox. Chairman, Committee on Agriculture and Committee on Pensions. Home on State Street is one of two adjoining buildings that today comprise Inn at Montpelier. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Range 55, Site 163
 
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Record added: Oct 31, 2002
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