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Oscar Wilder Underwood (May 6, 1862January 25, 1929) was an American politician. He was born in Louisviooe, Kentucky, but in 1864 he and his family moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, not returning to Kentucky until the 1870s. Underwood attended University of Virginiabut did not receive a degree. He was admitted topractic law in Minnesota but after two years there moved to Birmingham, Alabama. He served as a Representative from Alabama in the House of Representatives from 1895 to 1896 and from 1897 to 1915. He was subsequently elected to the Senate and served there from March 4, 1915 to March 3, 1927, and did not run for reelection in 1926. Image File history File links Oscar_Wilder_Underwood. ... Image File history File links Oscar_Wilder_Underwood. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The name Saint Paul may refer to one of several possible meanings or references, though it is most commonly used to refer to the Biblical Paul of Tarsus. ... The University of Virginia (also called UVA, U.Va. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Underwood was the first House minority whip from 1900 to 1901. He was then House majority leader between 1911 and 1915. Finally, he was Senate minority leader from 1920 to 1923. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1912 and again in 1924. He was a "wet" (opponent of prohibition), and was the leader of the anti-Ku Klux Klan forces in the Democratic party in 1924. He died at Woodlawn, his Virginia home near Washington, D. C. Both houses of Congress adjourned in respect to his memory--an unusual tribute to one who was no longer a mmeber of either body. The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (currently at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The members of each of the two major parties in the United States Senate (Democratic and Republican) elects Floor Leaders who lead that partys members in the upper house of the United States Congress. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Prohibition is any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... Woodlawn is the name of several places in the United States of America and Canada: Woodlawn, Alabama, a neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama Woodlawn, Illinois Woodlawn, Chicago, a south side neighborhood Woodlawn, Jefferson County, Illinois Woodlawn, Kentucky Woodlawn, Maryland Woodlawn, Baltimore County, Maryland Woodlawn, Prince Georges County, Maryland Woodlawn, Bronx...


References

  • Fleming, James S. "Oscar W. Underwood: The First Modern House

Leader, 1911—1915," in Raymond W Smock and Susan W Hammond, eds. Masters of the House: Congressional Leadership Over Two Centuries (1998) pp 91-118

  • Evans C. Johnson. Oscar W. Underwood: A Political Biography (LSU Press, 1980).
Preceded by:
Francis S. White
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Alabama
1915–1927
Succeeded by:
Hugo L. Black
Majority Leaders of the United States House of Representatives Seal of the United States House of Representatives
PayneUnderwoodKitchinMondellLongworthTilson • Rainey • ByrnsBankheadRayburnMcCormackHalleckMcCormackHalleckMcCormackAlbertBoggsO'NeillWrightFoleyGephardtArmeyDeLayBlunt (acting) • Boehner
Minority Whips of the United States House of Representatives Seal of the United States House of Representatives
UnderwoodLloydDwightBurkeHamiltonOldfieldMcDuffieBachmannEnglebrightArendsMcCormackArendsMcCormackArendsMichelLottCheneyGingrichBoniorPelosiHoyer
United States Senate Minority Leaders Seal of the United States Senate
UnderwoodRobinsonMcNaryAustinMcNaryWhiteBarkleyWherryBridgesJohnsonKnowlandDirksenScottBakerByrdDoleDaschleLottDaschleLottFristDaschleReid

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Oscar Underwood Information (237 words)
Oscar Wilder Underwood (May 6 1862–January 25 1929) was an American politician.
Underwood was the first House minority whip from 1900 to 1901.
Underwood Kitchin Mondell Longworth Tilson Rainey Byrns Bankhead Rayburn McCormack Halleck McCormack Halleck McCormack Albert Boggs O'Neill Wright Foley Gephardt Armey DeLay Boehner
Oscar Wilder Underwood - LoveToKnow 1911 (283 words)
"OSCAR WILDER UNDERWOOD (1862-), American poli - tician, was born at Louisville, Ky., May 6 1862.
He studied at the university of Virginia (1881-4), was admitted to the bar in 1884, and practised law thereafter in Birmingham, Ala.
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