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Francis Henry Underwood

author , diplomat

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

Background

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).

Career

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.

Works

  • Author, diplomat.

Membership

Member Boston School Committee, 10 years.

Connections

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