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Christopher Columbus UPSON

(1829-1902)

UPSON, Christopher Columbus, a Representative from Texas; born near Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., October 17, 1829; attended the common schools and Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1851; moved to San Antonio, Tex., in 1854 and engaged in the practice of law; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as a volunteer aide, with the rank of colonel, on the staff of Gen. W.H.C. Whiting; appointed by the Confederacy associate justice of Arizona in 1862; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Gustave Schleicher; reelected to the Forty-seventh Congress and served from April 15, 1879, to March 3, 1883; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of law in San Antonio, Tex., and died there February 8, 1902; interment in Confederate Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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