Robert A. Underwood

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Robert Underwood
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President of the University of Guam
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 21, 2008
Preceded by Harold Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Guam's At-large district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Vicente Blaz
Succeeded by Madeleine Bordallo
Personal details
Born Robert Anacletus Underwood
(1948-07-13) July 13, 1948 (age 65)
Tamuning, Guam, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater California State University, Los Angeles
University of Southern California

Robert Anacletus Underwood (born July 13, 1948) is a former Delegate from Guam to the United States House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Robert Anacletus Underwood was born in Tamuning.

Underwood (far left) stands by President George W. Bush and other dignitaries for the signing of a bill.

Underwood was born in Tamuning, Guam, and attended California State University, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. He became a high school teacher on the American mainland, and he then served as an instructor at the University of Guam from 1976 to 1983. Underwood was director of bilingual education assistance for Micronesia until 1988 and Academic Vice President of the University of Guam until 1992.

Underwood was elected as a Democratic Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, serving from January 3, 1993 to January 3, 2003. He left the House in 2003 after an unsuccessful 2002 run for Governor of Guam against Republican Felix Perez Camacho.

Underwood ran again as a Democrat for Governor of Guam in 2006, with running mate Frank Aguon for Lieutenant Governor. He defeated his main Democratic rival, former Guam governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez, in the primary on September 3, 2006, [1] but again lost to incumbent Republican Governor Felix Perez Camacho, 50%-48%. In 2008, Underwood was selected to begin a 5-year term as President of the University of Guam.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Vicente Blaz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Guam's At-large congressional district

1993–2003
Succeeded by
Madeleine Bordallo
Political offices
Preceded by
Harold Allen
President of the University of Guam
2008–present
Incumbent