January 30, 1799, Deerfield, New Hampshire.

April 2, 1872, New York.


Son of American Congressman Nathaniel Upham, Thomas 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). His works include:

  1. Fear Not, Poor Weary One
  2. Great Healer, The
  3. Happy the Man Who Knows
  4. O Thou Great Ruler of the Sky
  5. O Thou Great Teacher from the Skies
  6. ’Tis Thus in Solitude I Roam

Upham’s burial place