Legislator Details

David Frederick Upton
Number of sessions served 1
Gender: Male
Age at election: 41

Vital Records Information:

Date: 11/13/1921
City: Benton Harbor, MI
County: Berrien County, MI
Country: US
Date: 1/30/2009
City: Ann Arbor, MI
County: Washtenaw County, MI
Country: US
Type of Burial:

Marital Information:
married to Harriet Woodworth Skinner in 1948; children: 4, Margaret "Margy" (Trumbull), Betsy (Stover), Benjamin, and David

Number of Children: 4


Religion: Congregationalist
Military Service:
Occupation: business executive

attended St. Joseph public schools; Deerfield Academy; University of Michigan, B.S.

Biographical Sketch:
Son of Frederick S. Upton and Margaret (Beckley) Upton. Enlisted in the Navy on 7/1/1943 in Pacific as LST captain and mustered out 7/10/1946; executive with St. Joseph Division of Whirlpool; delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1961-62; trustee of Memorial Hospital; treasurer, St. Joseph Harbor Authority; member of First Congregational Church; Twin Cities Rotary Club; Michigan United Fund, vice president and Chamber of Commerce; Alpha Delta Phi. Died of heart disease.

Notable Facts:
Last reidence was St. Joseph, MI HR 92, 2009 House Journal, p. 826, reported that he had died. No date or place of death.

Sessions Served:

Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Economic Development , General Taxation , Marine Affairs , Mental Health , State Prisons
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Saint Joseph
County of Residence Berrien
District: Berrien 1
District Description: Cities of Bridgman, Buchanan, Niles and Saint Joseph;townships of Baroda, Bertrand, Buchanan, Chickaming, Galien, Lake, Lincoln, New Buffalo, Niles, Saint Joseph, Three Oaks and Weesaw

Date Elected: 11/6/1962
Date Sworn In: 1/9/1963
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: Unknown
End of Term Status: Departed

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: Chair of the Committee on Mental Health


PolGryd; SSDI; AnnArborNews 2/4/2009; Manual 1963-64 p. 197-98