UNDERHILL, Edwin Stewart, (1861 - 1929)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

UNDERHILL, Edwin Stewart, a Representative from New York; born in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., October 7, 1861; attended the common schools of his native city and Haverling High School at Bath; was graduated from Yale College, in 1881; engaged in journalism and became editor of the Steuben Farmers’ Advocate at Bath; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1888; became editor and publisher of the Corning (N.Y.) Daily Democrat (later the Corning Evening Leader) in 1899; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915); chairman, Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions (Sixty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; resumed the newspaper publishing business in Corning, N.Y.; engaged in banking, serving as vice president of the Farmers & Mechanics’ Trust Co., Bath, N.Y.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Houston, Tex., in 1928; died as the result of an automobile accident in Coopers, Steuben County, N.Y., February 7, 1929; interment in Grove Cemetery, Bath, N.Y.