History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Underwood, Mell Gilbert
Born January 30, 1892, in Rose Farm, OH
Died March 8, 1972, near New Lexington, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 27, 1936, to a seat vacated by Benson W. Hough. Confirmed by the Senate on February 4, 1936, and received commission on February 12, 1936. Served as chief judge, 1953-1962. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1965. Service terminated on March 8, 1972, due to death.

Ohio State University College of Law
Read law, 1915

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Lexington, Ohio, 1915-1923
Prosecutor, Perry County, Ohio, 1917-1921
Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, 1920
U.S. representative from Ohio, 1923-1936


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