Charles Wentworth Upham (1802-1875) was a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in the 19th century. He was the cousin of George Baxter Upham and Jabez Upham. A classmate and former friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Upham was an opponent of the burgeoning Transcendentalism movement and later engineered for Nathaniel Hawthorne to be dismissed from his job at the Salem custom house. He also arranged for Jones Very to be institutionalized at McClean Asylum. Senator Charles Sumner once referred to Upham as that smooth, smiling, oily man of God. His works include: Life, Explorations and Public Services of John Charles Fremont (1856), Salem Witchcraft (1867) and Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather: A Reply (1869).