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Charles Lee Underhill (July 20, 1867 – January 28, 1946) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on July 20, 1867. He moved to Massachusetts in 1872 with his parents, who settled in Somerville. He attended the common schools, was office boy, coal teamster, and a blacksmith. He subsequently engaged in the manufacture and sale of hardware in that city.

Charles Lee Underhill
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byAlvan T. Fuller
Succeeded byRobert Luce
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornJuly 20, 1867
Richmond, Virginia
DiedJanuary 28, 1946 (aged 78)
New York, New York
Political partyRepublican

Underhill served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1902-1903 and 1908-1913), and was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1917 and 1918.

Underhill as a young state Representative

He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1933). He was chairman of Committee on Claims (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses) and the Committee on Accounts (Seventy-first Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination to the Seventy-third Congress. He then engaged in real estate development in Washington, D.C. from 1933 until he retired in 1941. Underhill died in New York City on January 28, 1946. His interment was in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Charles L. Underhill (id: U000006)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alvan T. Fuller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
Robert Luce