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Cecil H. Underwood
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Underwood from The Monticola (1959)
25th & 32nd Governor of West Virginia
In office
January 13, 1997 – January 15, 2001
Preceded by Gaston Caperton
Succeeded by Bob Wise
In office
January 14, 1957 – January 16, 1961
Preceded by William C. Marland
Succeeded by William Wallace Barron
Personal details
Born
Cecil Harland Underwood

(1922-11-05)November 5, 1922
Josephs Mills, West Virginia, U.S.
Died November 24, 2008(2008-11-24) (aged 86)
Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
Cause of death Cerebral hemorrhage and congestive heart failure
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Hovah Hall Underwood
(m. 1948; died 2004)
Profession Educator
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Unit Reserves
Battles/wars World War II

Cecil Harland Underwood (November 5, 1922 – November 24, 2008) was an American Republican Party politician.

He was the 25th and 32nd Governor of West Virginia from 1957 to 1961, and from 1997 to 2001.

Underwood was both the youngest and the oldest person ever to serve as Governor of West Virginia. He was a Methodist.

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