UPSHAW, William David, (1866 - 1952)


Image courtesy of Library of Congress

UPSHAW, William David, a Representative from Georgia; born near Newnan, Coweta County, Ga., October 15, 1866; attended the country schools, the public schools of Atlanta, Ga., and Mercer University, Macon, Ga.; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits until physically incapacitated by an accident; founded “The Golden Age,” magazine at Atlanta, Ga., February 22, 1906; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; vice chairman of the Scandinavian Commercial Commission; nominated for President by the Prohibition Party in 1932; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in 1942; resumed his former pursuits as a lecturer, evangelist, and writer; vice president of the Linda Vista Baptist Bible College and Seminary and member of the faculty, San Diego, Calif.; at the age of seventy-two was ordained a minister of the Baptist Church; died in Glendale, Calif., November 21, 1952; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.