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Robert William Upton

In office
August 14, 1953 – November 7, 1954
Preceded by Charles W. Tobey
Succeeded by Norris Cotton

Born February 3, 1884
Boston, Massachusetts
Died April 28, 1972
Concord, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Alma mater Boston University Law School

Robert William Upton (February 3, 1884 - April 28, 1972) was a United States Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he attended the public schools, graduated from Boston University Law School in 1907, was admitted to the Massachusetts and New Hampshire bars in 1907 and commenced practice in Concord, New Hampshire. He was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1911 and was a delegate to the New Hampshire State Constitutional Conventions of 1918, 1930, 1938, and 1948, serving as president in 1948.

Upton was appointed on August 14, 1953, as a Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles W. Tobey, and served from August 14, 1953, to November 7, 1954; he was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to fill the vacancy. He resumed the practice of law, was a member of the Mixed Board, Clemency and Parole in Bonn, Germany in 1956, and was special ambassador to Liberia that year. He retired from law practice in 1970 and in 1972 died in Concord; interment was in Blossom Hill Cemetery.


United States Senate
Preceded by
Charles W. Tobey
United States Senator (Class 3) from New Hampshire
1953 – 1954
Served alongside: Styles Bridges
Succeeded by
Norris Cotton


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