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Francis Henry Underwood

Francis Henry Underwood, American author, diplomat. member Boston School Committee, 10 years.


  • Underwood, Francis Henry was born on January 12, 1825 in Enfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Roswell and Phoebe (Hall) Underwood.

  • Education

    • Attended Amherst College, 1843. Honorary Doctor of Laws, U. Glasgow (Scotland).


    • Admitted to Kentucky bar, 1847. Clerk Massachusetts Senate, 1852. Literary editor Phillips Sampson & Company, publishing house, Boston.

      A founder Atlantic Monthly, assistant editor, 1857-1859. Clerk Superior Criminal Court, Boston, 1859-1866. Original member, 2d president Papyrus Club.

      Member Boston School Committee, 10 years. Wrote manuals of English and American literature. Wrote volume short stories Lord of Himself, 1874.

      United States consul at Glasgow, 1886-1888, Leith, Scotland, 1892-1894. Other writings include: Cloud-Pictures, 1872. Man Proposes, 1885; Quabbin, the Story of a Small Town, 1893.

      Doctor Gray’s Quest, 1895.


    • Author, diplomat.


    Member Boston School Committee, 10 years.


    • Married Louisa Maria Wood, May 18, 1848. Married second, Frances Findlay, circa 1893.
    • father: Roswell Underwood
    • mother: Phoebe (Hall) Underwood
    • spouses: Louisa Maria Wood
    • Frances Findlay
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    Born January 12, 1825
    Died August 7, 1894
    (aged 69)