Upham, Charles Wentworth

Upham, Charles Wentworth an American author and Unitarian minister, was born in St. John's, N. B., May 4, 1802. He graduated at Harvard College in 1821, and at the Cambridge Divinity School in 1824, and was colleague of Dr. Prince, pastor of the First Unitarian Church in Salem, from 1824 to 1844. He then left the profession on account of bronchial weakness, and engaged in various pursuits. He edited the Christian Register, traveled as agent of the Massachusetts Board of Education, was member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1849, of the State Senate from 1850 to 1851, was mayor of Salem in 1852, member of the National Congress from the Sixth District from 1854 to 1855, State senator in 1858, and representative from 1859 to 1860. He died at Salem. June 15, 1875. He wrote, Letters on the Logos (1828): — Prophecy as an Evidence of Christianity (1835):. — Lectures on Witchcraft, comprising a History of the Salem Delusion of 1692 (1831; enlarged ed. 1867, 2 vols. 8vo): — Life of Sir Henry Vane (in Sparks's Amer. Biog. 1835): — Life of John C. Fremont (1856): — Memoirs of Francis Peabody (1869): — Life of Timothy Pickering (1867- 72).

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