Robert A. Underwood

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Robert Underwood
Underwood-GUal.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Guam's At-Large district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byBen Garrido Blaz
Succeeded byMadeleine Bordallo
10th President of the University of Guam
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 21, 2008
Preceded byHarold L. Allen
Personal details
BornRobert Anacletus Underwood
(1948-07-13) July 13, 1948 (age 65)
Tamuning, Guam
Political partyDemocratic Party of Guam
RelationsJames 'Jim" Underwood (cousin, deceased)
Alma materCalifornia State University, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
 
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Robert Underwood
Underwood-GUal.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Guam's At-Large district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byBen Garrido Blaz
Succeeded byMadeleine Bordallo
10th President of the University of Guam
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 21, 2008
Preceded byHarold L. Allen
Personal details
BornRobert Anacletus Underwood
(1948-07-13) July 13, 1948 (age 65)
Tamuning, Guam
Political partyDemocratic Party of Guam
RelationsJames 'Jim" Underwood (cousin, deceased)
Alma materCalifornia State University, Los Angeles
University of Southern California

Robert Anacletus Underwood (born July 13, 1948) is a former Delegate from Guam to the United States House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Underwood was born in Tamuning. He is also the cousin of the late James "Jim" Underwood who is a former senator and Guam Constitutional Convention.

Underwood (far left) stands by President George W. Bush and other dignitaries for the signing of a bill.

Underwood was born in Tamuning, Guam, and attended California State University, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. He became a high school teacher on the American mainland, and he then served as an instructor at the University of Guam from 1976 to 1983. Underwood was director of bilingual education assistance for Micronesia until 1988 and Academic Vice President of the University of Guam until 1992.

Underwood was elected as a Democratic Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, serving from January 3, 1993 to January 3, 2003. He left the House in 2003 after an unsuccessful 2002 run for Governor of Guam against Republican Felix Perez Camacho.

Underwood ran again as a Democrat for Governor of Guam in 2006, with running mate Frank Aguon for Lieutenant Governor. He defeated his main Democratic rival, former Guam governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez, in the primary on September 3, 2006, [1] but again lost to incumbent Republican Governor Felix Perez Camacho, 50%-48%. In 2008, Underwood was selected to begin a 5-year term as President of the University of Guam.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ben Garrido Blaz
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Guam

1993–2003
Succeeded by
Madeleine Bordallo
Academic offices
Preceded by
Harold L. Allen
10th President of the University of Guam
May 21, 2008– Current
Succeeded by