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Edwin S. Underhill

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Edwin Stewart Underhill
Edwin S. Underhill.png
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
Preceded byJ. Sloat Fassett
Succeeded byCharles A. Talcott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Preceded byEdward B. Vreeland
Succeeded byHarry H. Pratt
Personal details
Born(1861-10-07)October 7, 1861
Bath, New York, United States
DiedFebruary 7, 1929(1929-02-07) (aged 67)
Coopers Plains, New York, United States
Cause of deathAutomobile accident
Resting placeGrove Cemetery, Bath, New York, United States
Political partyDemocratic

Edwin Stewart Underhill (October 7, 1861 – February 7, 1929) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Bath, New York, Underhill attended the common schools of his native city and Haverling High School at Bath. He was graduated from Yale College, in 1881.

He died as the result of an automobile accident in Coopers Plains, New York, February 7, 1929. He was interred in Grove Cemetery, Bath, New York.

Political service

He served as presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1888.

Underhill was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915). He served as chairman of the Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions (Sixty-third Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1914.

He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Houston, Texas, in 1928.

Professional life

His father owned the Steuben Farmers' Advocate newspaper in Bath, and Edwin Underhill he served as editor there, and at the Canandaigua Messenger, before becoming editor and publisher of the Daily Democrat in Corning, New York, in 1899.

After his political service he returned to newspapers; he was publisher of the Democrat and its successor, The Evening Leader, until his death, and his descendants continued to run the newspaper until 1972.

He also engaged in banking, serving as vice president of the Farmers & Mechanics' Trust Co., Bath, New York.

See also


  • United States Congress. "Edwin S. Underhill (id: U000007)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Peer, Dick. "The Leader: About Us". The Leader, Corning, New York. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Sloat Fassett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles A. Talcott
Preceded by
Edward B. Vreeland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th congressional district

Succeeded by
Harry H. Pratt

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

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