Charles Lee UNDERHILL, Congress, MA (1867-1946)


UNDERHILL, Charles Lee, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Richmond, Henrico County, Va., July 20, 1867; moved to Massachusetts in 1872 with his parents, who settled in Somerville; attended the common schools; was office boy, coal teamster, and blacksmith; subsequently engaged in the manufacture and sale of hardware in Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass.; served in the State house of representatives in 1902, 1903, 1908-1913, 1917, and 1918; member of the State constitutional convention in 1917 and 1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Claims (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses), Committee on Accounts (Seventy-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; engaged in real estate development in Washington, D.C., from 1933 until he retired in 1941; died in New York City, January 28, 1946; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present