1799–1872

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 30, 1799, Deer­field, New Hamp­shire.

Died: Ap­ril 2, 1872, New York.

Buried: Pine Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Bruns­wick, Maine

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Biography

Thomas was the son of Am­er­i­can Con­gress­man Na­than­i­el Up­ham.

He was a phi­lo­so­pher, psy­cho­lo­gist, pa­ci­fist, po­et, au­thor, and ed­u­cat­or.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Dart­mouth Col­lege, Han­o­ver, New Hamp­shire (1819) and An­do­ver The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry (1821).

He pas­tored at the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in Ro­ches­ter, New Hamp­shire (1823–25), and was Pro­fess­or of Mor­al and Men­tal Phi­lo­so­phy at Bow­doin Col­lege, Bruns­wick, Maine (1825–67).

He was al­so as­so­ci­at­ed with the ho­li­ness move­ment, and was vice-pre­si­dent of the Am­er­i­can Peace So­ci­ety (1843–72).

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