Warner Underwood

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Warner Underwood
A man in his early fifties with thick, black hair and a black beard wearing a black jacket and tie and white shirt
United States Consul to Glasgow, Scotland
In office
July 17, 1862 – September 30, 1864
President Abraham Lincoln
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Preceded by Francis Bristow
Succeeded by Francis Bristow
Personal details
Born Warner Lewis Underwood
(1808-08-07)August 7, 1808
Goochland County, Virginia
Died March 12, 1872(1872-03-12) (aged 63)
Warren County, Kentucky
Resting place Fairview Cemetery
Political party American
Relations Brother of Joseph Rogers Underwood
Alma mater University of Virginia at Charlottesville
Profession Lawyer
Signature W. L. Underwood

Warner Lewis Underwood (August 7, 1808 - March 12, 1872) was an attorney, diplomat, state legislator, and U.S. Representative from Kentucky, the brother of Joseph Rogers Underwood.

Born in Goochland County, Virginia, Underwood completed preparatory studies. He moved to Kentucky in 1825. He was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1829. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Bowling Green. Kentucky, in 1830. He moved to Texas in 1834; Attorney General for the eastern district of Texas. He returned to Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1840. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1848. He served in the State senate 1849-1853.

Underwood was elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859). He was not a candidate for renomination. United States consul to Glasgow, Scotland, from July 17, 1862, until September 30, 1864. He returned to the United States and practiced law in San Francisco, California. He returned to Kentucky in 1866 and resumed the practice of law. He died near Bowling Green, Kentucky, March 12, 1872. He was interred in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis Bristow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Succeeded by
Francis Bristow