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Encyclopedia > Thomas R. Underwood

Thomas Rust Underwood served Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives and in the United States Senate. State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... Seal of the 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. ...


Underwood was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on March 3, 1898. He worked at the Lexington newspaper and in various state government and horse racing jobs until he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress; he was reelected to the Eighty-second Congress and served from January 3, 1949, until his resignation on March 17, 1951. Hopkinsville is a city located in Christian County, Kentucky. ...


Underwood was appointed on March 19, 1951, to the United States Senate as a Democrat to fill the vacancy in the term ending January 3, 1955, caused by the death of Virgil Chapman and served from March 19, 1951, to November 4, 1952. He sought to retain the seat in the 1952 special election but lost to John Sherman Cooper. Seal of the 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. ... Virgil Munday Chapman (March 15, 1895 - March 8, 1951), a Democrat, represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives and in the United States Senate. ... John Sherman Cooper (August 23, 1901 - February 21, 1991) was a Republican United States senator from Kentucky who served a total of 20 years (1946-1949, 1952-1955, 1956-1973). ...


After his stint in the Senate Underwood went back to his editorial duties with the Lexington Herald. He died in Lexington, Kentucky on June 29, 1956 and was buried in in Lexington Cemetery. City nickname: Horse Capital of the World Location in the state of Kentucky Downtown Lexington, Kentucky County Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac Area  - Land  - Water 285. ...

Preceded by:
Virgil Chapman
United States Senator (Class 2) from Kentucky
March 19, 1951–November 4, 1952
Succeeded by:
John Sherman Cooper

 
 

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