Underwood, Thomas R. (1898-1956)

Section 32, Lot 44  
Having spent his entire newspaper career on the Lexington Herald, Thomas R. Underwood started as a reporter in 1917 and served as editor from 1935 until his death. Active in Democratic politics, he became chairman of the party's State Central Committee, a United States representative in 1949 to 1951, and a senator from 1951 to 1952. He was secretary of the Kentucky Racing Commission for fourteen years, was a founder and secretary of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners, and was a leader in many civic organizations.  

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