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UPHAM, George Baxter

1768–1848

Biography

UPHAM, George Baxter, (brother of Jabez Upham and cousin of Charles Wentworth Upham), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Brookfield, Mass., December 27, 1768; attended the common schools and Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; was graduated from Harvard University in 1789; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1792 and commenced practice in Claremont, N.H.; solicitor for Cheshire County 1796-1804; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1803); declined to be a candidate for reelection to the Eighth Congress; member of the State house of representatives 1804-1813 and again in 1815, serving as speaker of the house in 1809 and 1815; served in the State senate in 1814; resumed the practice of law and also interested in banking; died in Claremont, N.H., on February 10, 1848; interment in Pleasant Street Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

American Antiquarian Society

Worcester, MA
Papers: In the Minervaean Society (Brookfield, Mass.) Records, 1789-1794, 1 volume. Persons represented include George Baxter Upham.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: 1821, 2 pages. A certificate from the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature from May 1821 signed by George Baxter Upham, President [of Court]. The certificate contains a manuscript copy of a report of the Committee of the Bar in Chesire County, New Hampshire. The certificate adopts the report of the Committee of the Bar in Chesire County, New Hampshire concerning the qualifications of Joel Parker to practice law.
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