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Walter UNDERHILL

(1795-1866)

UNDERHILL, Walter, a Representative from New York; born in New York City September 12, 1795; completed preparatory studies; trustee of the house of refuge; treasurer of New York City for several years; served on the board of managers of the Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents in the city of New York 1845-1866, serving as treasurer 1857-1866; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); was not a candidate for renomination in 1850; president of the Mechanics & Traders’ Insurance Co., New York City, from 1853 until his death in Whitestone, Long Island, N.Y., August 17, 1866; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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