Senator William Upham
“Slavery is a crime against humanity
and a sore evil in the body politic.”
William Upham resided here during the first half of the nineteenth century. He was an ardent abolitionist, voting against the Fugitive Slave Act and slavery in new states and territories. A member of the Whig Party, Upham represented Vermont as a U.S. Senator from 1843 to 1853. He supported the Canadian rebellions of 1837 and 1838 and vehemently opposed the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848. Senator William Seward eulogized him, saying, “His national policy was the increase of industry, the cultivation of peace, and the patronage of improvement.” Upham was interred at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier.
Erected 2015 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 15.728′ N, 72° 34.369′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Vermont, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Baird Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Main Street, Montpelier VT 05602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ethan Allen (approx. 0.4 miles
Also see . . .
1. William Upham - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on May 5, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia - William Upham. (Submitted on August 29, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on June 25, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. Photos: 1. submitted on May 4, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.