He became village trustee of New Rochelle in 1877, was elected village president in 1878 and was reelected in 1880. He also served as town auditor and was a member of the board of education for several years.
Underhill was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress in 1898, in which year he was the only Democrat to be elected from Westchester County. He entered Congress on March 4, 1899, and served one term. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1900, retiring from both business and politics when his term ended on March 3, 1901.
- United States Congress. "John Q. Underhill (id: U000008)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John Q. Underhill (obituary), New York Times, May 22, 1907
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
William L. Ward
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 16th congressional district
Cornelius A. Pugsley
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