UNTERMYER, SAMUEL, an Ameri can lawyer, born at Lynchburg, Va., in 1858. He was educated at the College of the City of New York and at Colum bia University, was admitted to the bar in 1879, eventually becoming a member of the firm of Guggenheimer, Untermyer, and Marshall. He organized and was counsel for many industrial and railway corporations and became especially well known for his successful efforts in re organization, as well as for his success ful merger of some of the largest copper companies in this country. He also acted as lawyer for many prominent in dividuals. His service as counsel for the Committee of Banking and Currency of the House of Representatives in the "Pujo Money Trust Investigation" re sulted in the enactment of improved re medial laws. During the World War he acted as special adviser to the Govern ment on the interpretation of income tax and war emergency tax laws and assisted the Provost Marshal General in the ad ministration of the Selective Service Law. In 1919 he became special counsel
to the Joint Committee of the New York Legislature, investigating the building and housing conditions in New York City, and succeeded in unearthing serious scandals and in indicting a large number of individuals and corporations He was known as an advocate of public ownership of public utilities and of a national corporations law. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Con ventions in 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1916. Besides acting as executor and trustee of many large estates, he was a member of the United States Section of the In ternational High Commission, a member of many legal societies and an officer of the New York State Industrial Farm Colony and of the Andrew Freedman Home.