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Name Underwood, Mell Gilbert
City New Lexington
State OH
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Underwood, Mell Gilbert
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

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.

Education:
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

compress summary

Case(s) IM-IL-0014 : Polovchak v. Meese


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