Edwin Stewart Stewart Underhill Edit Profile
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. 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. 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.
Member 62d Congress (1911-1913), 33d New York District, and 63d Congress (1913-1915), 37th District. Member Board of Education. Mason, Elk.
Married Minerva Elizabeth Allen, October 9, 1884 (died 1921).; married second, Mary A. Allen, February 4, 1925. Children: William Allen, Edwin Stewart.