Charles L. Underhill
|Charles Lee Underhill|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9 district
|Preceded by||Alvan T. Fuller|
|Succeeded by||Robert Luce|
|Born||July 20, 1867
|Died||January 28, 1946 (aged 78)
New York, New York
Charles Lee Underhill was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on July 20, 1867. He moved to Massachusetts in 1872 with his parents, who settled in Somerville. He attended the common schools, was office boy, coal teamster, and a blacksmith. He subsequently engaged in the manufacture and sale of hardware in that city.
Underhill served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1917 and 1918.
He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1933). He was chairman of Committee on Claims (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses) and the Committee on Accounts (Seventy-first Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination to the Seventy-third Congress. He then engaged in real estate development in Washington, D.C. from 1933 until he retired in 1941. Underhill died in New York City on January 28, 1946. His interment was in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.