UPHAM, Nathaniel, (1774 - 1829)


UPHAM, Nathaniel, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Deerfield, N.H., June 9, 1774; pursued classical studies and attended the Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., in 1793; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Gilmanton in 1794, at Deerfield in 1796, at Portsmouth in 1801, and at Rochester in 1802 and afterward; member of the State house of representatives 1807-1809; governor’s counselor in 1811 and 1812; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1823); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1822; returned to Rochester, N.H., and became interested in educational work; died in Rochester, N.H., July 10, 1829; interment in Old Rochester Cemetery.