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Abel P. Upshur

AKA Abel Parker Upshur

Born: 17-Jun-1790
Birthplace: Northampton County, VA
Died: 28-Feb-1844
Cause of death: Accident - Misc [1]
Remains: Buried, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney, Government
Party Affiliation: Whig [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of the Navy, 1841-43


[1] Killed aboard the USS Princeton during a naval demonstration, when a cannon exploded.

[2] Federalist until 1840.

Father: Littlejohn Upshur (planter)
Mother: Ann Parker
Wife: Elizabeth Dennis (m. 26-Feb-1817, d. Oct-1817 childbirth)
Wife: Elizabeth Ann Brown (his second cousin, 24-Mar-1824, one daughter)

    University: Yale University
    University: Princeton University

    US Secretary of State (1843-44)
    US Secretary of the Navy (1841-43)
    Virginia State Official Justice, Virginia General Court (1826-41)
    Virginia State House of Delegates (1824-27)
    Virginia State Official Common Hall of Richmond
    Virginia State Official Commonwealth Attorney, Richmond (1816-23)
    Virginia State House of Delegates (1812-13)
    Virginia Bar Association 1810
    Exhumed from Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC (1874)


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