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John Curtis Underwood
Birth: Mar. 4, 1809
Herkimer County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1873

US Jurist. Judge of the United States District Court. In 1856 campaigned for the Republican ticket and was so outspoken against slavery he had to leave the state. Campaigned for Abraham Lincoln, in the 1860 campaign, and was rewarded with an appointment as fifth auditor of the treasury in 1861. In 1864, Underwood was appointed judge of the District Court of Virginia. He oversaw the grand jury which indicted Jefferson Davis for treason, and was vigorous in defending the civil rights of African-Americans. Underwood was also president of the 1867-1868 Constitutional Convention. (bio by: PL) 
 
Burial:
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Range 81, Site 313-314
 
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Originally Created by: PL
Record added: Nov 14, 2006
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John Curtis Underwood
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John Curtis Underwood
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GOD Bless you and all who do... and/or come here to view too!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 1, 2014
You were so brave to stand for what you believed in when it wasn't popular! Thank you for being a good role model. You will stand tall in history for many Underwood's to follow your example.
- Jay's Daughter
 Added: Jun. 19, 2012

- A AAA American at Find A Grave
 Added: Jun. 15, 2012
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