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Francis H. Underwood

Born: Jan 12, 1825

Death: Jan 1, 1894

Nationality: United States

Francis H. Underwood

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1825
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1894

Francis Henry Underwood was an American editor and writer. He was the founder and first associate editor of The Atlantic in 1857 while still working as a publisher's assistant. Underwood worked in Kentucky from 1845 to 1850, but his hatred of slavery caused him to quit the state. He became an ardent supporter of the Free-soil Party. Originally, he planned to launch a Free-soil magazine in 1853, but the idea did not come to fruition until The Atlantic in 1857. He was later appointed American Consul at Glasgow and Leith in Scotland.

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