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Cecil H. Underwood

Born: Nov 5, 1922

Death: Nov 24, 2008

Birthplace: West Virginia

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Cecil H. Underwood

Date of Birth : Nov 5, 1922
Date of Death : Nov 24, 2008
Birth Place : West Virginia

Cecil Harland Underwood was an American Republican Party politician from West Virginia, known for the length of his career. He was the 25th and 32nd Governor of West Virginia from 1957 until 1961 and from 1997 until 2001. He ran for reelection in 2000 but was defeated by Bob Wise. Underwood was both the youngest and the oldest person ever to serve as Governor of West Virginia. He was also the first guest on the television game show To Tell the Truth. He was a Methodist, and a former minister.


  • Politician
  • Educator

Also known as

  • Cecil Harland Underwood
  • Cecil Underwood


  • Hovah Hall Underwood
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