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Charles H Upton

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Preceded by  William Smith
Name  Charles Upton
Profession  Politician, Lawyer
Political party  Unionist
Succeeded by  Lewis McKenzie

Born  August 23, 1812 Salem, Massachusetts (1812-08-23)
Died  June 17, 1877(1877-06-17) (aged 64) Geneva, Switzerland
Resting place  Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Charles Horace Upton (August 23, 1812 – June 17, 1877) was a nineteenth-century politician and statesman from Massachusetts and Virginia.


Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Upton attended the public schools as a child and went on to graduate from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He moved to Falls Church, Virginia in 1836 and engaged in agricultural and literary pursuits. He held several local offices before being elected a Unionist to the United States House of Representatives in 1861, serving until 1862 when the House declared he was not entitled to the seat.

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Upton consul to Switzerland, which he served as until his death on June 17, 1877 in Geneva, Switzerland. He was interred in Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C..


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