John William Henderson Underwood

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John W. H. Underwood

John William Henderson Underwood (November 20, 1816 – July 18, 1888) was a U.S. Democratic politician.

He was born in Elberton, Georgia. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives from Georgia and served from March 4, 1859 until January 23, 1861, when he withdrew, having joined the Confederacy. He died in Rome, Georgia and buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John William Henderson Underwood (id: U000010)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
August R. Wright
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1859 – January 23, 1861
Succeeded by
American Civil War