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John Curtis Underwood

  • Birth 4 Mar 1809 Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York, USA
  • Death 7 Dec 1873 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Range 81, Site 313-314
  • Memorial ID 16647561

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.

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  • Originally Created by: PL
  • Added: 14 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16647561
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Curtis Underwood (4 Mar 1809–7 Dec 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16647561, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .